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Common Name: Walnut
Latin Name: Juglans Nigra
Characteristics of the Tree: It grows to a height of about 30m (100ft) with a trunk about 1.5m (5ft) in diameter.
Characteristics of the Wood: The tough, moderately durable wood has an even but course texture. The grain is straight but can be wavy and show other types of figure. It has a light colored sapwood with a rich dark brown heartwood. It is usually steamed before kiln drying to darken color.
Common Uses: Furniture, cabinetry, flooring, gun stocks carving, musical instruments, plywood, and veneer.
Workability: It can be worked well with hand and machine tools and accepts glues well.
Finishing: It can be polished to a fine finish.
Average Dry Weight: 660kg/m3 (41lb/ft3)
Source Information: “Collins Good Wood Guide”, Harper/Collins Publishers