American Walnut

Brown Timber Species

Species Name: American Walnut

Botanical name(s): Juglan Nigra L.

Size and location information: Medium to large hardwood of USA and Canada.

Description: Heartwood pale to dark brown, often with a purplish tint, with occasional streaks. Sapwood Cream.

Density: Dry: 600kg/m3

Janka Hardness Rating: Dry: 4.5

Shrinkage: 3% radial, 4.5% tangential

Durability: In ground: Class 2 Above ground:

Lyctids Susceptibility: Yes

Easy to work. Excellent for carving and tuning. Suitable for steam bending. Glues satisfactory if conditions are controlled.

Veneer, Furniture, panelling, crving, gunstocks.

Commercially available.

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