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American Walnut
American Walnut

TREE DATA: The mature tree is described as rather large. It is reported to attain a height of 70 to 90 feet (21 to 27 m), with a trunk diameter of 24 to 48 inches (60 to 120 cm). Boles are reported to be often clear of branches to 50 to 60 feet (15 to 18 m).

REGION: North America.

COUNTRY: Canada, United States.

SAPWOOD COLOUR: The sapwood is described as whitish to yellowish brown. It is a common practice to steam or stain the sapwood to match its colour with that of the heartwood.

HEARTWOOD COLOUR: The colour of the heartwood varies from light greyish brown to deep chocolate brown to an almost black purplish brown. The appearance of the wood is usually described as warm and inviting.

COMMON USES: Cabinetmaking, Decorative veneer, Furniture, Figured veneer, Fine furniture, Kitchen cabinets, Office furniture, Wardrobes, etc.

MOVEMENT IN SERVICE: Walnut is dimensionally stable after seasoning. It is reported to absorb and give off moisture more slowly than most woods, and tends to stay in place with very little movement in use.

WALNUT

GREEN

DRY

UNIT

Bending Strength

9100

14800

Psi

Crushing Strength

560

1125

Psi

Max. Crushing Strength

4175

7680

Psi

Impact Strength

53

44

Inches

Stiffness

1480

1790

1000psi

Hardness

 

1010

Lbs

Shearing strength

 

1370

Psi

Specific Gravity

0.52

0.59

 

Weight

58

40

Lbs/cu.ft.

Radial Shrinkage (GaOD)

 

5

%

Tangential Shrinkage (GaOD)

 

8

%

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