Butternut: Domestic Hardwood
Butternut lumber resembles walnut in grain structure but is lighter in color. Butternut is often used in antique reproduction furniture to resemble old walnut that has faded in color over the years.
Butternut will resemble that “antique walnut” right away when the piece of furniture is made. Butternut is also easy to carve and used in pieces of furniture when carvings will be applied.
|Origin of Wood Type||Eastern U.S.|
|Botanical Name||Juglans Cinerea|
|Avg. Weight Per BF||2.7 lbs|
|Color Range||Light brown to tan|
|Rarity / Availability||Common, but disease is affecting supply|
|Typical Avg. Width||5 – 12 inches|
|Typical Avg. Length||8 – 12 feet|
|Avg. Waste Factor||25%|
|Wood Uses||All woodworking applications and carving|
|Lumber Grades||FAS through 2 common|
|Other Trade Names||White Walnut, Butternut|