Tropical Walnut // Juglans neotropica

You'll like tropical walnut because of its remarkably consistent and bold cocoa color. The wood is related to the American black walnut that you might be used to seeing, but this variety grows in South America. The wood is slightly softer, much more straight grained, and much more consistent in color.
Tropical Walnut grows in Latin America
map of where Tropical Walnut grows
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Learn about woodworking with Tropical Walnut
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.
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 psi)
Density

0.65

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