Walnut Hardwood Lumber 6/4-inWeight: 3.8 BF FAS
6/4 Thick - Rough Cut
Lengths may vary
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Type: Walnut Lumber
Classification: Hardwood Lumber
Black Walnut, also known as American Walnut is one of the finest North American lumber species. Along with mahogany and cherry, walnut set the standard for early American furniture. The walnut tree is hearty, shade tolerant and can grow to be quite large both in width and in height. The trunks grow straight and clear and yield a high percentage of FAS lumber. Due to over harvesting, the availability of high quality walnut has diminished and the grading standards are more relaxed for this specie. A FAS board only has to be about 67% clear of defects while more species need to be 84% usable.
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. The wood develops a rich patina that grows more lustrous with age. Walnut is usually supplied steamed, to darken sapwood. The wood is generally straight-grained, but sometimes with wavy or curly grain that produces an attractive and decorative figure. This species produces a greater variety of figure types than any other.
Main uses of Walnut lumber:
- Architectural millwork
- Gun stocks
- A favored wood for using in contrast with lighter-colored species.