Americian Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)An Eastern American Hardwood. Heartwood is a lighter pale brown to dark chocolate brown, with darker brown streaks, but can sometimes have a grey, purple or reddish cast. The sapwood is pale yellow-grey to nearly white. Grain has a medium texture and a moderate natural luster, is usually straight but can be irregular and grain patterns such as curl, crotch and burl can also be seen.
Rot resistance: Black Walnut is rated as very durable in terms of decay resistance but can be susceptible to insect attack.
Workability: Typically easy to work with (providing the grain is straight). Glues, stains and finishes well, (although not often stained). Responds well to steam bending.
Average dried weight: 38lbs/ft3 (610kg/m3)
Average density: 38lb/ft3 (630kg/m3)