Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
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.
Tropical Walnut grows in Latin America
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.
4.17lbs /Bd. Ft.
Woodworking with Tropical Walnut:
Ease of Finishing