Walnut: Quarter/Rift Sawn Lumber

Quartersawn Walnut is prized for its black-brown heartwood color with a straight grain. Quartersawn Walnut is used most often for stability and for the desired visual effect the straight grain can add to a project. Quartersawn Walnut does not create a large fleck like the oaks do when quartersawn.

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Characteristics

Origin of Wood Type The U.S.
Botanical Name Juglans Nigra
Specific Gravity .60
Avg. Weight Per BF 3.7 lbs
Color Range Black to brown heartwood, white sapwood
Rarity / Availability Common
Typical Avg. Width 5 – 16 inches
Typical Avg. Length 8 – 12 feed
Avg. Waste Factor 30% or higher depending on color requirements and knot usage
Wood Uses All woodworking, flooring, and cabinetry
Lumber Grades FAS through 2 common rustic
Other Trade Names American Black Walnut or Black Walnut

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