American Walnut is popular among woodworkers in the United States, as its cooperative working characteristics, coupled with its rich brown coloration puts the wood in a class by itself among temperate-zone hardwoods. Heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Color can sometimes have a grey, purple, or reddish cast. Sapwood is pale yellow-gray to nearly white. Figured grain patterns such as curl, crotch, and burl are also seen.Grain is usually straight, but can be irregular. Has a medium texture and moderate natural luster.
Found in Eastern parts of the United States.
Furniture, cabinetry, gunstocks, interior panelling, veneer, turned items, and other small wooden objects and novelties.
American Walnut is rated as very durable in terms of decay resistance, though it is susceptible to insect attack. The wood also has good dimensional stability, shock resistance, and strength properties.