Black Walnut

Native to the Eastern United States, Black Walnut is rated as very durable in terms of decay resistance, though it is susceptible to insect attack. Typically easy to work with, provided the grain is straight and regular.

Considered a premium domestic hardwood, prices are in the high range for a domestic species. The major use for black walnut today is in furniture manufacturing, the veneer industry, and for cabinets, paneling, musical instruments, flooring, and sculpture.

The common name for this wood is Black Walnut. The scientific name is Juglans nigra. It is rated at 1010 on the Janka Hardness Scale.

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