Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
CharacterTexture is rather coarse; luster high; grain straight to irregular. Works well, cutting cleanly with hand and machine tools. Takes an excellent finish. Similar to American Black Walnut, but usually darker and benefits from the lack of pale sapwood.
Color RangeDark chocolate brown sometimes with a purple cast.
Other NamesNogal, Peruvian Walnut, Tropical Walnut
Some Typical UsesDecorative veneers, furniture, cabinetwork, interior finish.
What's the Tree Like?Mostly up to 60 feet in height with diameters up to 36"; sometimes free from branches for 30 feet but more frequently clear to 10-15 feet. The Tropical Walnut tree grows in Central and South America
4.17lbs /Bd. Ft.
960Janka Rating (?)
0.65Specific Gravity (?)
Woodworking with Tropical Walnut:
Ease of Finishing