Claro Walnut » Juglans hindsii
Claro Walnut Characteristics
Claro Walnut Wood CharacteristicsMedium textured, much like American black walnut. The wood is more often variegated in color and grain pattern, which is prized.
Color RangeHeartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Color can sometimes have a gray, purple, or reddish cast. Sapwood is nearly white. Much like American black walnut, but usually with more color and grain variation
Other NamesClaro Walnut, Bastogne Walnut, California Walnut
Some Typical UsesTurnery, musical instruments, fine furniture
What's the Tree Like?Only found in northern California, the tree matures between 30 and 60 feet high. The Claro Walnut tree grows in North America, California
3.33lbs /Bd. Ft.
-6.98% lighter than red oak(3.58 /bd. ft.)
1130Janka Rating (?)
-12.40% softer than red oak(1290 lbf)
0.51Specific Gravity (?)
-20.31% less dense than red oak(.64)
Woodworking with Claro Walnut: