A short introduction to American Black Walnut Wood

There are many know species of Walnut found in the world, some are more common than others but the majority are found in North America and the most famous among those is named Black Walnut (American Black Walnut to be precise). This particular specie grows in great number all over the continent of North America, however it does not yield as much wood as some of the other species which are larger for example, maple and oak. Due to the characteristics as well as the tree’s spread of colors, it makes for one of the best valued woods among designers, construction workers and many others. The colors of Black walnut range from a deep chocolate brown color found at the heart of the tree (sometimes a hint of purple or green) and the sapwood is quite pale yellow which could form a nice contrast when used in a design product.

Another interesting fact about the black walnut tree is that the wood is fairly strong (not as strong compared to others) but will retain its shape whilst being under a lot of stress. The wood is surprisingly easy to work with and works in almost every application as it cuts and sands evenly, and is able to be bent using steam with reliable results.

The way that Walnut wood is applied to your home

Walnut is frequently utilized for home furniture, flooring, kitchen countertops, as well as modest initiatives. It comes with a larger cost when compared with maple as well as oak, however remains to be a lot less pricey compared to the majority of imported lumbers. Having said that, a selected number of panels, which include those having exceedingly even grain as well as those with heavy figure, may be a lot more costly when compared with standard grade walnut. The figured grain present in walnut just isn’t generally as significant as the appeal which maple can demonstrate, but it can certainly still show a chunk of aesthetic interest to a piece.

Design your own

The wood taken from the North American Black Walnut tree is not always cut into smaller pieces to be joined in a horizontal or vertical way (better known as finger joint board). Some of the more characteristically satisfying logs are cut lengthwise to form a ‘live edge’ slab. These slabs are polished, sanded and waxed and made ready to form excellent unique countertops, tables, headboards, benches and also shelves. Seeland is a one stop supplier of all of the products we mentioned here above and we even do customized works of art. A simple email will help us to create your dream pieces.