Walnut / Okkerneut - American


Typically easy to work provided the grain is straight and regular. Planer tearout can sometimes be a problem when surfacing pieces with irregular or figured grain. Glues, stains, and finishes well, (though walnut is rarely stained). Responds well to steam bending

  • North America

Data sheet

Colour / Appearance Heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Sometimes have a grey, purple, or reddish cast
Grain / Texture Grain is usually straight, but can be irregular. Has a medium texture and moderate natural luster
Janka Hardness 1,010 lbf (4,490 N)
Uses Furniture, cabinetry, gunstocks, interior paneling, veneer, turned items, and other small wooden objects and novelties