Tropical Walnut lumber wood, Juglans neotropica lumber for woodworking

Tropical Walnut // Juglans neotropica

You'll like tropical walnut for its remarkably gorgeous, bold cocoa color. Yes, it is related to American black walnut, but it's slightly softer, more straight grained, and darker. Plus you get a satisfying woodworking experience from how eaasily it sands, shapes, cuts with little trouble. 
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.
Tropical Walnut grows in Latin America
map of where Tropical Walnut grows


lbs /Bd. Ft.
-9.22% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating
-25.58% softer than red oak (1290 psi)


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

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak