Tropical Walnut 4/4 Lumber Pack: 6 Boards, 5"+ Widths

Tropical Walnut 4/4 Lumber Pack: 6 Boards, 5"+ Widths
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About Lumber Sizes & Shipping Length Restrictions

Tropical Walnut lumber packs come with an assortment of sizes. Here's what you can expect.

5"+ Widths

The width above is the minimum width you should expect to receive in this pack. Our lumber is stocked in random widths, so you may receive board 1-3" wider than the width above. You can request a straight edge rip in the order form.

36", 46", or 72" Lengths

Choose your length

13/16" Thickness

Also known as 4/4, S2S. .
Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

About Tropical Walnut (Juglans neotropica)

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Weight

3.25

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-9.22% lighter 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

map of where Tropical Walnut tree grows
Tropical Walnut is an exotic wood from Latin America

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.
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.
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.

Lumber 101: What to Know About Hardwood Lumber

lumber random widths Random Widths
You will cut and/or glue to create the sizes you need
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Surfaced Smooth S2S
We buy rough sawn lumber and have it surfaced 2 sides (S2S) so you're ready to work
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Kiln Dried
We stock kiln dried lumber and store it in a protected warehouse
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber 83%+ Clear
Unless stated otherwise, we stock Select & Better graded lumber that's at least 83% clear one side
  1. Pick a wood you like
  2. Decide how much you need
  3. Give us your specs (if you have any)

This is the unit of measurement for hardwood lumber when it's bought/sold in random widths and random lengths.

Board footage is a measurement of volume, and it's abbreviated Bd. Ft.

One board foot is equal to 144 cubic inches.

board foot formula

It's a fraction that refers to rough (RGH) sawn thickness of lumber, and it tells you approximately how many quarters of an inch make up the thickness.

Surfaced lumber is thinner because it started out as rough sawn but it's been planed smooth. Planing removes thickness.

Rough Sawn (RGH) Surfaced (S2S)
4/4 ~1" 13/16"
5/4 ~1-1/4" 1-1/16"
6/4 ~1-1/2" 1-5/16"
8/4 ~2" 1-13/16"
12/4 ~3" 2-13/16"

Unless otherwise specified, our lumber is "Surfaced 2 Sides" or S2S for short.

Check out our blog for the full explanation.

lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another

If you can cut your own pieces to size, here's how we can help:

  1. Enter requirements into the order form where it says, "Minimum Size Request"
  2. Tell us what you want to acheive or make
  3. You will receive wood that can yeild what you need. (You will create the final size)
  4. We may need to contact you for clarification

You will cut and/or join your material to create the finished sizes you need. We'll pick out wood that will give you enough to do that. For this reason, the final amount of footage you receive in your order will be slightly different, and your final billed charge will be different.

If you want to only buy pieces of an exact size, that will be sold differently. Please contact us for a custom quote.

Sadly, wood cannot be 100% guaranteed to be clear on both sides all the time. Most of our lumber is graded "Select" and better, which means it's at minimum 83% clear on one side.
Hardwood grades explained
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5
July 18th, 2021
Verified Buyer
James
TX
Walnut order
The grain pattern in this wood is easier to work with. The color is great with either oil or clear coatings. I wished I knew about this stuff earlier.
5
April 14th, 2021
Verified Buyer
Grandpa's shop
Rigby Idaho
Enthusiast Woodworker
Small shop review
Great wood selection and quality
Familiarity: I've used it in several projects
5
December 5th, 2020
Verified Buyer
Tom
Fort Myers,Florida
Hobbyist Woodworker
Great selection of usable walnut
As usual the order came through well packaged in good condition. The pieces were as ordered and met all my expectations.
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice
5
April 13th, 2020
Verified Buyer
Oldjoe
South Jersey
Beautiful wood!
Title pretty much says it all! Oh, No warp or twist!
5
February 9th, 2020
Verified Buyer
Mike
Houston Texas
Tropical Walnut Purchase
Ordered walnut to build several tables for my new house.
5
April 3rd, 2019
Verified Buyer
Grandpa
Texas
Tropical walnut
I don't believe that I could have picked a better selection of wood myself. The. Lumber pack was well worth the money and it arrived in perfect condition in only a few days after I ordered it.
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