Compared to the European walnut, the American one has a more uniform colouring, a brown-purple colour. The sapwood has a vertical and more regular pattern and the trunks grow much more in height.
Sapwood: from yellowish-white to light brownish.
Heartwood: from reddish-brown to dark brown.
Specific weight: dried 610 kg / m³
Static bending strength: 1010 kg / cm²
Compressive strength: 523 kg / cm²
Grain: straight and sometimes wavy.
Treatability: sapwood is treatable, heartwood is moderately treatable or not at all.
Drying: slow with a risk of collapse.
Nailing and screwing: easy.
FInishing: no big difficulties.
Main uses: Interior furniture, flooring, walls, ceilings, doors and stairs, decorative veneers, carving and lathe-milling.
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