American Black Walnut is a hard timber which has moderate bending and crushing properties, it has low stiffness and is good for steam bending. American Black Walnut wood finishes well and takes an excellent polish, it has good stability and is great for nailing, screwing and gluing.
When you order American Walnut planed timber cut-to-size using our simple cutting calculator tool to the right, you'll receive a product which has been tailor-made to your exact specifications. Simply select how you'd like your American Walnut to be machined as well as the desired thickness, width and length, and we'll use the state of the art machinery found in our mill and machine shop to cut it to suit your specifications.
Cut to Size / Planed American Walnut Wood
American Walnut is durable, even under conditions in which decay becomes likely, the benefits of black walnut planed wood are mainly enjoyed for either light construction projects, high-class joinery, or in the making of quality home furnishings. The heartwood itself is strongly resilient to decay, although the sapwood can be targeted by powder post beetles.
Typically certain species of American hardwood such as Walnut are shipped into the United Kingdom as FAS 1 face or better, using the internationally recognised NHLA (National Hardwood Lumber Association) grading rules because they are fruit woods with much smaller trunks, more sapwood, more knots etc.
FAS 1 face allows for only the best face to be 83% clear of knot and the reverse face 50% clear and the sapwood is not considered a defect, especially in Walnut and Cherry, Walnut is steamed which helps blend the colour of sap and heart.
Overall, American Walnut is a strong timber with low stiffness, and moderate bending and crushing capabilities. It is also a good choice for steam bending.
Ordering American Walnut Timber
Ordering American Walnut wood will allow you to utilise a wood that can also be painted easily, and can be polished to a dazzling finish. Keep in mind that it dries slowly meaning that care must be taken to avoid kilning degradation.
Frequently Asked Questions about American Walnut Timber
What can this timber be used for?
American Black Walnut Timber is very popular for Furniture, Light Construction, Cabinet Making. Architectural Interiors, High-Class Joinery, Doors, Flooring, Paneling and many more.
How strong and durable is this timber?
American Black Walnut has good overall strength and is moderately hard and tough. American Black Walnut is moderately durable and is resistant to heartwood decay. The sapwood is liable to powder post beetle.
What are its physical properties?
American Black Walnut is a hard timber that has moderate bending and crushing properties, it has low stiffness and is good for steam bending. American Black Walnut finishes well and takes an excellent polish, it has good stability and is great for nailing, screwing and glueing.
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