Technical Sheet

American Walnut

“Native to the eastern regions of North America, the American Walnut is a premium cabinet and furniture making timber.”

Botanical Name:

Juglans nigra

Other Common Names:

Black Walnut, Virginia Walnut, Canaletto, Black Hickory Nut

Country of Origin:

North America

From Forest to Factory

Its appearance, durability and workability make the American Walnut an excellent choice for a variety of projects including:

  • Furniture
  • Doors
  • Cabinet trims
  • Flooring
  • Stairs
  • Mouldings
  • Panelling
  • Interior joinery
  • Bench tops
  • Shopfitting


A Native American hardwood, the American Walnut is a deciduous tree in the walnut family, which can grow to up to 40 metres high. The texture of this timber is fine, with generally straight grain, occasionally displaying an attractive curly or wavy grain pattern.

This beautiful hardwood has a heartwood offering a range of colours, from golden to a rich chocolate brown with occasional streaks of a darker purplish-brown. The timber is moderately hard, tough and strong, with a fairly coarse grain featuring particularly exquisite patterning.

It can be polished to an exceptional finish.

American Walnut Tree

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