Wood of the Month: Black Walnut

One of the most iconic wood species in the United States, black walnut is valued for offering a rich variety of colors and figures. Black walnut can provide butts, burls, fiddleback, crotch, leaf, stripe, curly and more with heartwood ranging from chocolate brown to purplish black.

With a long history as a cabinet and gunstock wood, black walnut is now commonly used in in high-end furniture, musical instruments, paneling and fine veneer. With its beautiful imperfections and stability in woodworking, black walnut can be used to create stunning rustic furniture and finishes to enhance the form and function of any interior. On top of all this, black walnut has become an increasingly affordable building material as well.

Contractors, woodworkers and furniture makers can find the finest black walnut in the Kansas City area at Schutte Lumber. For a full list of the domestic and exotic hardwoods available at Schutte Lumber, please visit the product catalog online. For additional information on timber products, please call 888-470-4181.

 

Source: Woodworking Network
Photo via Woodworking Network

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