High Character Walnut 4/4 Lumber Pack: 6 Boards, 7"+ Widths

High Character Walnut 4/4 Lumber Pack: 6 Boards, 7"+ Widths
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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

About Lumber Sizes & Shipping Length Restrictions

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

7"+ 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 High Character Walnut (Juglans nigra)

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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 High Character Walnut tree grows
High Character Walnut is a domestic wood from North America

Here's our special selection that delivers beautiful wide widths, heavy brown color, and a lineup of nature's gifts such as unique knots, swirling grain patterns, and cracks

color of High Character Walnut
Color Range
90%+ heartwood on 1 side
the High 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 High Character Walnut
Other Names
American black walnut, American Walnut, Black Walnut, Eastern black walnut
uses for High 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
21 Reviews
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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
February 5th, 2021
Verified Buyer
Brady Texas
Hobbyist Woodworker
Excellent material and service
My wood arrived on time and in good condition. The packaging was very well done. Quite a bit of the wood I received is currently becoming a family heirloom!
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice
December 26th, 2020
Verified Buyer
New Jersey
Enthusiast Woodworker
Walnut for Epoxy River charcuterie boards
Wood arrived earlier than estimated. Gave me plenty of time to create these Christmas gifts. Nice wood with interesting grain and colors.
Familiarity: I've used it in several projects
September 3rd, 2020
Verified Buyer
Hobbyist Woodworker
Good character, which is just what I wanted
Good character, which is just what I wanted. One board was really rough, would basically have to be cast in resin to be fully usable, it looked really cool though. I had boards planed to 3/4. Most were fairly straight, except one was bowed along the length. The planing job was a bit rough, and required a lot of sanding to get smooth.
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice
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