American  Black Walnut

 

 

General Information 

The finest of the American native "fancy" woods. At one time it was very abundant and was used for railroad ties and fence posts and rails, but the supply is now very limited. Originally found from southern Ontario and southwest New England south to Florida and west to Minnesota, Kansas and Texas, being found only on the richer soils. Many old walnut stumps are now being dug up and made into veneer. Maximum size of the tree is 6' x 150'. 

Relative Working Properties

Uses For gunstocks, fine furniture, cabinets and interior finishes, it is unsurpassed. Very few woods lend so much dignity to furniture and interiors