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American Black Walnut is a favoured wood for using in contrast with lighter coloured timbers.
Furniture, cabinet making, architectural interiors, high class joinery, doors, flooring, gunstocks and panelling.
Colour – The sapwood of walnut is creamy white, while the heartwood is light brown to dark chocolate brown, occasionally with a purplish cast and darker streaks. Walnut is usually supplied steamed, which darkens the sapwood, but a very unique look can also be achieved by leaving it natural. The dark heartwood will lighten in colour as it ages overtime with exposure to UV light.
Grain – Generally straight grained but sometimes with wavy or curly grain that produces an attractive and decorative figure.
Texture – It has a coarse texture.
Strength – American Black Walnut has a moderate crushing strength and low stiffness.
Weight – 660 kg/m³.
Natural Durability – Resistance to insect and fungal attack reported to be very good.
Ease Of Drying – American Black Walnut performs best when dried slowly, reducing the opportunity for degrade.
Preservative Treatment – The heartwood is very resistant to preservative treatments and biodegradation
Sawing – Good
Planing – Excellent
Drilling – Good
Boring – Good
Turning – Excellent
Carving – Good
Moulding – Excellent
Nailing – Good
Screwing – Good
Gluing – Good
Steam Bending – Good
It holds paints and stains very well and can be polished to an exceptional finish.