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Wood Properties of Butternut

Butternut Alternative Name 1
White Walnut

Butternut Amount of Figure
Intermediate

Butternut Amount of Natural Luster
Lustrous

Butternut Availability of Wood
Limited

Butternut Available As Lumber
Yes

Butternut Available as Veneer
Yes

Butternut Available only in small sizes
No

Butternut Bending Strength
Low

Butternut Blunting of Tool Blades
Low

Butternut Botanical Name
Juglans cinerea

Butternut Carving
Good, easy to carve

Butternut Clear Finish or Varnish
Fair

Butternut Color of Wood
Medium Brown

Butternut Contrast between growth rings
Diffuse Porous

Butternut Crushing Strength
Low

Butternut Decorative Figure
No

Butternut Density
Low

Butternut Drilling
Good

Butternut Fill before Finishing
Requires a filler

Butternut Gluing
Good

Butternut Grain
Straight

Butternut Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Faint growth ring

Butternut Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Faint growth ring stripe

Butternut Hand Tooling
Very Easy

Butternut Hardness
Soft, easy to dent

Butternut Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Butternut Harmful Properties
Non Toxic

Butternut Interlocked Grain
No

Butternut Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Low

Butternut Machine Tools
Easy to Very Easy

Butternut Mortising
Fair or satisfactory

Butternut Movement after drying
Moderate

Butternut Nail Holding
Good- Nails are fairly difficult to pull out

Butternut Nailing
Good - Seldom splits wood

Butternut Natural Durability
Perishable

Butternut Number of Knots
Low

Butternut Painting
Good

Butternut Planing
Average

Butternut Polishing
Good

Butternut Pounds per cubic foot maximum
27

Butternut Pounds per cubic foot minimum
27

Butternut Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Butternut Sanding
Rather difficult

Butternut Sawing
Low cutting resistance

Butternut Screw Holding
Good - Fairly difficult to remove screws

Butternut Screwing
Good - Screwing seldom splits wood

Butternut Shaping
Fair or satisfactory

Butternut Size of Knots
Intermediate

Butternut Size of Pores
Large Pores - Open grain

Butternut Specific Gravity
Low

Butternut Specific Gravity maximum
.45

Butternut Specific Gravity minimum
.38

Butternut Staining
Good

Butternut Steam Bending
Satisfactory

Butternut Stiffness
Low

Butternut Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Butternut Texture of the Wood
Moderately Coarse

Butternut Toughness
Moderate

Butternut Turning
Fair to Average

Butternut Weight
Light

Butternut Wood Defects
Few drying defects

Butternut Work Notes
Requires sharp tools

Butternut Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
YES

Butternut Use for Carving
YES

Butternut Use for Cooperage
no

Butternut Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

Butternut Use for Flooring
no

Butternut Use for Furniture
YES

Butternut Use for Handles
no

Butternut Use for Heavy Construction
no

Butternut Use for Inlay
no

Butternut Use for Interior Finish
YES

Butternut Use for Light Construction
no

Butternut Use for Marine Applications
no

Butternut Use for Marquetry
no

Butternut Use for Millwork
no

Butternut Use for Models and Patterns
no

Butternut Use for Musical Instruments
no

Butternut Use for Novelties
YES

Butternut Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

Butternut Use for Shingles
no

Butternut Use for Sports Equipment
no

Butternut Use for Turnery
no

Butternut Use for Woodenware
YES





     
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