Peruvian Walnut: Exotic Wood

Peruvian Walnut is known for its dark brown coloring and minimal to no sapwood. Peruvian Walnut is darker than American Walnut but it normally has fewer knots and less sapwood. Many guitar companies have switched to Peruvian Walnut to minimize waste in production, cutting around sapwood that can be present in American Walnut. 

Characteristics

Origin of Wood TypeSouth America
Botanical NameJuglans Neotropica
Specific Gravity.60
Avg. Weight Per BF3.4 lbs
Color RangeDark Brown
Rarity / AvailabilityCommon
Typical Avg. Width5 – 12 inches
Typical Avg. Length8 – 12 feet
Avg. Waste Factor25%
Wood UsesFurniture, Cabinetry, and Millwork
Lumber GradesFAS
Other Trade Names Nogel, Peru Walnut, or Tropical Walnut

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