Tropical Walnut » Juglans neotropica

Why Tropical Walnut?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

Texture 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 of Tropical Walnut

Color Range

Dark chocolate brown sometimes with a purple cast.
other names for Tropical Walnut

Other Names

Nogal, Peruvian Walnut, Tropical Walnut
uses for Tropical Walnut

Some Typical Uses

Decorative veneers, furniture, cabinetwork, interior finish.
the Tropical Walnut tree

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
map of where this wood grows
Weight

4.17

lbs /Bd. Ft.
16.48% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

960

Janka Rating (?)
-25.58% softer than red oak(1290 lbf)
Density

0.65

Specific Gravity (?)
1.56% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Tropical Walnut:

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak

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Tropical Walnut Hardwood Sample
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Ratings Snapshot
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Would recommend this product.

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  • Width: Ripped to 3''

$8.00 /ea.

Tropical Walnut 4/4 Lumber
Tropical Walnut 4/4 Lumber
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4.667
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Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 4''-10'' with the edges still rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (available above with your order).

$11.99 /Bd. Ft.

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Tropical Walnut 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
Tropical Walnut 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber
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5
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Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 4''-10'' variety with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (see above).
  • Quantity: Project Packs contain 20 board feet (or slightly more), which tends to be approximately 4 to 7 boards depending on the size

$297.00 /Pack

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Tropical Walnut 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
Tropical Walnut 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber
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Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 3''-8'', with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well, see above.
  • Quantity: A total of 10 board feet (or slightly more) are included, approximately 5 to 8 boards depending on the size

$163.00 /Pack

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