North American walnut is attractive, tight-grained, and polishes to a
very smooth finish. It improves with age, finishing beautifully and
stands as a decorative hardwood which is widely used throughout the
brown to purplish black. There is a very distinct difference between the
creamy white sapwood and the almost chocolate brown to purplish black
color in the heartwood. When kiln-dried, walnut hardwood tends toward a
dull brown color, but when air-dried can become a rich purplish-brown.
Color Change: Black
walnut darkens with age, beautifully.
for its beautiful grain, the wood is generally straight-grained,but
sometimes with waves or curls too. This species produces a greater
variety of figure types than any other. The wood develops a rich patina
that grows more lustrous with age.
Finishes well with a natural finish.
Characteristics: A favored wood
for using in contrast with lighter-colored species. Walnut is a
popular furniture wood around the world due to its natural durability.