American black walnut, American walnut, Canadian Walnut, Black
Hickory Nut, Gun Wood, Canaletto, Nogal, and Tocte.
The roots of the walnut tree release a toxic material which may
kill other plants growing above them. Walnut is one of the few American
species planted as well as naturally regenerated.
Did You Know?
From the time of ancient Greeks until well into modern European
history, walnuts symbolized fertility and were strewn at weddings.
Just the opposite, in Romania, brides who wished to delay childbearing
placed into the bodice of their wedding dresses one walnut for each
year they hoped to wait.
Throughout Eastern U.S., but principal commercial region is the
Central states. Average tree height of 100 to 150 feet.
Furniture, cabinets, architectural millwork, doors, flooring,
paneling, and gun stocks. A favored wood for using in contrast with
1.9 percent of total U.S. hardwoods commercially available.
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
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
Reasonable availability with regional limitations.
Ash • Beech • Brazilian Cherry • Brazilian Walnut • Aromatic Cedar • Cherry • Coffeenut • Cypress • Hickory • Hard Maple • Poplar • Red Elm • Red Oak • Sassafras • Soft Maple • Walnut • White Oak • White Pine • Yellow Pine • Heart Pine