LiveEdge Black Walnut
Species: Black Walnut
Width (Bottom): 10.5"
Width (Middle): 12.5"
Width (Top): 5.5"
Board Foot: 2.84 BDFT
Weight Estimate: 12 Pounds
-Slab Ships From: Battle Ground, Washington
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Transform your vision into reality with our remarkable Live Edge slabs. Embrace the artistry of nature in your next woodworking project and create a unique masterpiece for your home.
Crafted with precision and attention to detail, this kiln-dried slab is project-ready, ensuring minimal wood movement and cracking. Our state-of-the-art iDry vacuum kiln removes moisture, guaranteeing its suitability for your project right away.
Please note that as each tree is unique, no two slabs are alike. This individuality guarantees that your furniture piece, whether it's a table, shelf, or any other creation, will be truly one-of-a-kind.
At Hamilton Lee Supply, we are committed to preserving and reusing stunning wood materials. Our focus on sustainability means that every slab tells a story and contributes to a greener future.
Common Name(s): Black Walnut
Scientific Name: Juglans nigra
Distribution: Found in the eastern United States
Tree Size: Typically grows to heights of 100-120 feet (30-37 meters) with trunk diameters of 2-3 feet (.6-1 meter)
Average Dried Weight: Approximately 38 pounds per cubic foot (610 kilograms per cubic meter)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% Moisture Content): Ranges from .51 to .61
Janka Hardness: Measures 1,010 pounds of force (4,490 Newtons)
Modulus of Rupture: Exhibits 14,600 pounds per square inch (100.7 Megapascals)
Elastic Modulus: Approximately 1,680,000 pounds per square inch (11.59 Gigapascals)
Crushing Strength: Stands at 7,580 pounds per square inch (52.3 Megapascals)
Shrinkage: Radial: 5.5%, Tangential: 7.8%, Volumetric: 12.8%, T/R Ratio: 1.4
Color/Appearance: Heartwood color ranges from lighter pale brown to dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Occasionally has grey, purple, or reddish tones. Sapwood is pale yellow-gray to nearly white. Figured grain patterns like curl, crotch, and burl are also found.
Grain/Texture: Grain is typically straight but can be irregular. Possesses a medium texture and moderate natural luster.
Endgrain: Semi-ring-porous; large earlywood pores transitioning to medium latewood pores, few; solitary and radial multiples of 2-3; occasional to abundant tyloses; distinct growth rings; medium rays barely visible without a lens, spaced normally; diffuse-in-aggregates and banded (marginal) parenchyma.
Rot Resistance: Rated as very durable against decay, but it can be vulnerable to insect attacks.
Workability: Generally easy to work with, especially when the grain is straight and regular. Planer tearout may occur with irregular or figured grain. Accepts glues, stains, and finishes well, although it is infrequently stained. Responds well to steam bending.
Odor: Black Walnut has a faint, mild odor when being worked.
Allergies/Toxicity: While severe reactions are uncommon, Black Walnut has been known to cause sensitization, resulting in eye and skin irritation in some individuals. Refer to Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety articles for more information.
Pricing/Availability: Widely popular and readily available, though boards can sometimes have narrow widths. Considered a premium domestic hardwood, prices fall into the higher range for domestic species.
Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Common Uses: Highly sought after for furniture, cabinetry, gunstocks, interior paneling, veneer, turned items, and various small wooden objects and novelties.
- Bastogne Walnut (Juglans x paradox)
- Butternut (Juglans cinerea)
- Claro Walnut (Juglans hindsii)
- English Walnut (Juglans regia)
- Peruvian Walnut (Juglans spp.)