Black Walnut

Walnut (Black)

Common Name(s)
Black Walnut, Walnut, American Walnut
Scientific Name
Juglans nigra
Tree Distribution
Eastern United States
Tree Size
100-120 ft. tall, 2-3 ft. trunk diameter
Janka Hardness
1010 lbf
Heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Color can sometimes have a grey, purple, or reddish cast. Sapwood is pale yellow-gray to nearly white. Figured grain patterns such as curl, crotch, and burl are also seen.
Grain / Texture
Grain is usually straight, but can be irregular. Has a medium texture and moderate natural luster.
Pricing / Availability
Very popular and widely available, though board widths can sometimes be narrow. Considered a premium domestic hardwood, prices are in the high range for a domestic species.

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