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.