Also called American Black Walnut, a light greyish brown or dark chocolate. The slightly open grain is typically straight but can be curly or wavy. A hard, tough wood with moderate crushing and bending strength. It polishes to a high finish.
Grows in Canada and USA. Other varieties grow in Europe. Trees reach 30 meters (100 ft). Ours is American FSC.
A prized cabinetmaking wood, it is also chosen for gunstocks and rifle butts. Used for quality furniture, boatbuilding, umbrella handles and musical instruments. The tree produces edible nuts.