Character Walnut 4/4 Lumber Pack: 6 Boards, Choose Your Size

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Character Walnut 4/4 Lumber Pack: 6 Boards, Choose Your Size

$169.00 /Pack

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Why Choose Character Walnut?

This wonderful selection delivers unique boards with a lot of character. Expect wider-than-usual boards with tight sound knots, swirls of grain, some checking, and a lot of gorgeous brown heartwood. 

What's in the Pack?

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6 beautiful
hand-selected boards
straight line ripped
Surfaced & straight-line ripped
lumber sizes
Your choice of widths and lengths
straight line ripped
Free ground shipping 48 U.S.

Thickness 4/4, S2S is 13/16" thick
Width 5-7", 7"-10" or 10"+
Length 36", 46", or 72"
Quantity 6 Boards
Grade No. 2A Common (info)
Color Mix 90%+ Heartwood on 1 side
hardwood lumber pack of boards

Choose The Right Type of Walnut for You

comparing natural wlanut lumber

Natural Walnut

- Abundant color mix
- At least 83% clear
- The most economical walnut
comparing high character wlanut lumber

High Character Walnut

- Wide widths
- Sound, tight knots & cracks
- 90%+ heartwood 1 face
comparing premium wlanut lumber

Premium Walnut

- 90%+ heartwood 1 face
- Minimal knots
- High-demand color spec


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

map of where Character Walnut tree grows

(Juglans nigra)
Character Walnut grows in North America

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color of Character Walnut
Color Range
90%+ heartwood on 1 side
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.
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.

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
24 Reviews
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September 1st, 2023
Verified Buyer
rob earl
Hobbyist Woodworker
Not a happy camper
Ordered the "character walnut" and have to say I'm disappointed in what I received, given their promotion. Half the boards are warped. And if these were all surfaced to 15/16ths they need to check their planers/jointers. Looks like someone wanted to get these out the door fast Lots of work ahead making these acceptable.
Familiarity: I haven't used it
August 31st, 2023
Verified Buyer
Thomas A
Divide, CO
Enthusiast Woodworker
This is some beautiful, very useable stuff!
I just received my first order from Woodworkers Source, and this was it. I'm very happy with the wood they sent me in this pack. The overall character of the wood is really nice. I'd say that the walnut in my pack is better than described, certainly more colorful than that in the website's picture. I've just put in my order for one more pack.
Familiarity: I haven't used it
January 29th, 2023
Enthusiast Woodworker
Gorgeous walnut
I ordered some 10"+ width boards not know quite what to expect. I was very pleased with my shipment. This will be perfect for a desk project I have!
Familiarity: I haven't used it
June 18th, 2022
Verified Buyer
Scott Putnam
Southern California
Hobbyist Woodworker
High Character Walnut
This was my first purchase from Woodworkers Source, I have to say I was truly impressed with the lumber I received . It was exactly as described, beautiful wood with wonderful character and grain. Yes, some knots and color changes but, this is what I was hoping for. The finished pieces turned out gorgeous.
Familiarity: I haven't used it
August 10th, 2021
Verified Buyer
Enthusiast Woodworker
The selection of walnut received was excellent. I will certainly be purchasing more.
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice
February 25th, 2021
Verified Buyer
Ron T
Albuquerque NM
Enthusiast Woodworker
Great product
I made an item for the bathroom. a holder if a cup, tooth brush holder and soap dispenser. when i put the poly in it the grains really showed up. Turned out quite nice.
Familiarity: I've used it in several projects
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