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Wood Properties of Black Walnut

Black Walnut Alternative Name 1
American Black Walnut

Black Walnut Amount of Figure
Intermediate

Black Walnut Amount of Natural Luster
Low, becomes lustrous with age

Black Walnut Availability of Wood
Adequate

Black Walnut Available As Lumber
Yes

Black Walnut Available as Veneer
Yes

Black Walnut Available only in small sizes
No

Black Walnut Bending Strength
Moderate

Black Walnut Blunting of Tool Blades
Moderate

Black Walnut Botanical Name
Juglans nigra

Black Walnut Carving
Good, easy to carve

Black Walnut Clear Finish or Varnish
Fair

Black Walnut Color of Wood
Dark Brown

Black Walnut Contrast between growth rings
Diffuse Porous

Black Walnut Crushing Strength
Moderate

Black Walnut Decorative Figure
Yes

Black Walnut Density
High

Black Walnut Drilling
Very good

Black Walnut Fill before Finishing
Requires a filler

Black Walnut Gluing
Average - Requires control

Black Walnut Grain
Mostly Straight

Black Walnut Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Noticeable or Distinct growth ring

Black Walnut Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Noticeable or distinct growth ring stripe, ribbon or flake pattern

Black Walnut Hand Tooling
Average

Black Walnut Hardness
Hard, difficult to dent

Black Walnut Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Black Walnut Harmful Properties
May cause dermatological and respiratory problems

Black Walnut Interlocked Grain
Yes

Black Walnut Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Low

Black Walnut Machine Tools
Average

Black Walnut Mortising
Very good

Black Walnut Movement after drying
Low

Black Walnut Nail Holding
Good- Nails are fairly difficult to pull out

Black Walnut Nailing
Fair - may require pre-drilled pilot hole especially near ends

Black Walnut Natural Durability
Very durable

Black Walnut Number of Knots
Low

Black Walnut Painting
Good

Black Walnut Planing
Average

Black Walnut Polishing
Good

Black Walnut Pounds per cubic foot maximum
40

Black Walnut Pounds per cubic foot minimum
40

Black Walnut Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Black Walnut Sanding
Good

Black Walnut Sawing
Low cutting resistance

Black Walnut Screw Holding
Good - Fairly difficult to remove screws

Black Walnut Screwing
Fair - May require pre-drilled pilot holes especially near ends

Black Walnut Shaping
Rather difficult

Black Walnut Size of Knots
Intermediate

Black Walnut Size of Pores
Large Pores - Open grain

Black Walnut Specific Gravity
High

Black Walnut Specific Gravity maximum
.59

Black Walnut Specific Gravity minimum
.55

Black Walnut Staining
Good

Black Walnut Steam Bending
Good

Black Walnut Stiffness
High

Black Walnut Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Black Walnut Texture of the Wood
Moderately Coarse

Black Walnut Toughness
High

Black Walnut Turning
Very good

Black Walnut Weight
Heavy

Black Walnut Wood Defects
Check (or split), honeycomb (or collapse), ring check, stain

Black Walnut Work Notes
Hard mineral deposits require sharp or carbide tipped saw knives

Black Walnut Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
no

Black Walnut Use for Carving
YES

Black Walnut Use for Cooperage
no

Black Walnut Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

Black Walnut Use for Flooring
no

Black Walnut Use for Furniture
YES

Black Walnut Use for Handles
no

Black Walnut Use for Heavy Construction
no

Black Walnut Use for Inlay
no

Black Walnut Use for Interior Finish
YES

Black Walnut Use for Light Construction
no

Black Walnut Use for Marine Applications
YES

Black Walnut Use for Marquetry
no

Black Walnut Use for Millwork
no

Black Walnut Use for Models and Patterns
no

Black Walnut Use for Musical Instruments
YES

Black Walnut Use for Novelties
YES

Black Walnut Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

Black Walnut Use for Shingles
no

Black Walnut Use for Sports Equipment
no

Black Walnut Use for Turnery
YES

Black Walnut Use for Woodenware
no





     
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