Black Walnut


(Juglans nigra)

The very desirable black walnut has a heartwood that can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Colour can sometimes have a grey, purple, or reddish cast. Sapwood is pale yellow-grey to nearly white. Figured grain patterns such as curl, crotch, and burl are also seen. Grain ranges from straight to highly irregular. It has a moderate natural lustre.

Typically easy to work provided the grain is straight and regular. Planer tear out 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. The wood is moderately hard with a Janka hardness of 1,010, and will have an element of denting resistance for its applications. Turns, glues, and finishes well.

Walnut is 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. It would be hard to overstate Black Walnut’s popularity among woodworkers in the Canada

Common Uses: Furniture, live edge pieces, cabinetry, gunstocks, interior paneling, veneer, turned items, and other small wooden objects and novelties.


Prices can range substantially for walnut due to demand, as well as the fact that walnut is graded differently than other lumber.


Wide range in pricing depending on the grade, but from 8-10$ per board foot wide range of character, all the way up to 20$ per board foot for FAS 16/4 12″ plus wide boards.

We are generally around the 12$ per board foot for quality select materials, only fluctuating depending on availability and quality of stock.


Available in store only, Please contact for up to date pricing and current stock. The online product availability is for reference only.

Additional information

Weight 52 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 12 × 6 cm

Select or Better, Walnut Rules, Figure and Character


1", 1.25", 1.5", 2", 2.5", 3"


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