Black Walnut

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Eastern Black Walnut

Juglans nigra

Eastern Black Walnut is a heavy, straight-grained hardwood with beautiful dark red heartwood and steamed dark sapwood. Introduced from Europe in the 17th century, Eastern Black Walnut is found throughout the Eastern United States. It is distinct from other walnuts found in the American west and south central states.

Product Information

We produce Black Walnut in 4/4 and 8/4 thicknesses. Packages are sorted according to National Hardwood Lumber Association rules as F&B or FAS&FAS1F (Face and better) grade, #1 common grade, and #2 common grade.

Harvesting Region

Most of our Black Walnut comes from the greater Ohio region, where the wood is especially prized for its color and working properties. It grows in mixed hardwood forests that naturally regenerate. The species is rated by NatureServe as secure in its conservation status.


Relative Working & Physical Properties

Black Walnut has medium density with moderate bending and crushing strength. It bends well and can be polished or stained to an exceptional finish. Furniture, paneling and cabinets, doors, paddles, coffins, flooring and rifle stock.

  • Specific Gravity0.55
  • Weight609 kg /m3
  • Hardness1010 lbf
  • Machining5
  • Nailing4
  • Screwing4
  • Gluing4
  • Finishing5
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