Character Walnut lumber wood, Juglans nigra lumber for woodworking

Character Walnut // Juglans nigra

Here's our special selection that delivers beautiful wide widths, heavy brown color, and a lineup of nature's gifts such as unique knots, swirling grain patterns, and cracks
Wide widths
Sound, tight knots & cracks
90%+ heartwood 1 face
color of Character Walnut
Color Range
90%+ heartwood on 1 side
other names for Character Walnut
Other Names
American black walnut, American Walnut, Black Walnut, Eastern black walnut
uses for Character Walnut
Some Typical Uses
Gun stocks, musical instruments, fine furniture, cabinetry, flooring.
the Character Walnut tree
What's the Tree Like?
A moderate sized tree reaching about 100 feet and producing a trunk up to 60" in diameter.
Character Walnut grows in North America
map of where Character Walnut grows


lbs /Bd. Ft.
-6.98% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating
-21.71% softer than red oak (1290 psi)


Specific Gravity
-7.81% less dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak