Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)


Generally regarded as North America's premier cabinet wood, walnut is a semi-porous wood that is famous for its rich brown colour. Although kiln-dried walnut has a pleasant uniform brown colour, the real personality of walnut is evident in air dried stock. When air-dried, walnut wood is alive with subtle under tones of greens, blues and purples. Additionally, the sapwood in air dried walnut maintains its creamy white colour and is clearly demarcated from its hardwood. The sapwood of is usually considerable, making the yield of pure heart wood much lower than might be expected. Like cherry, the sapwood is often trimmed from planks or blanks prior to use, but careful inclusion of sapwood into a project can give it considerable character.

Walnut works and finishes well, and looks good just as good with an 'in the wood' as it does under a film finish.

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Some recent projects made from Black Walnut:

    Workshop Yarn Bowl Trio

    Ash and Walnut Yarn Bowl

    13" Black Walnut Salad Bowl

    11.25" Black Walnut Bowl

    13" Walnut Salad Bowl

    Elongated Natural Edge Walnut Bowl

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    Black Walnut Onion Finial Box

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    10.5" Black Walnut and Curly Maple Striped Bowl

    13" Black Walnut and Curly Maple Striped Bowl

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    Walnut and Maple Cresents Bowl From A Board

    Walnut Calibash Fruit Bowl

    Walnut Calibash Bowl - 2

    White Elm Spherical Box

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    Split Turned Scoops

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    Large Walnut Salad Bowl - 4

    Large Walnut Salad Bowl - 2

    Large Walnut Salad Bowl - 3

    Walnut hourglass with burl inlay

    Walnut ringbox with offset cedar burl inlay

    Round Bottom Walnut Box with Curly Maple Inlay

    Spherical Walnut Box

    Classic walnut with yellow cedar inlay

    Walnut hourglass with yellow cedar inlay

    Classic Box in Walnut with Maple Inlay

    Maple Ribbon Platter

    Large Walnut Salad Bowl

    Walnut Offset with Inlay

    Christmas 2018

    Walnut Femisphere

    Walnut with curly maple inlay

    Round Bottom Walnut Box

    'Jupiter' Walnut Round Bottom Box

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    Christmas 2017

    Christmas Bells - 2016