Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)
Common Name: Black Walnut
Distribution: Eastern United States
Color/Appearance: Heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Color can sometimes have a grey, purple or reddish cast. Sapwood is pale yellow/gray to nearly white.
Janka Hardness: 1,010 lbf
Density: 3.2 lb/b.f.
Allergies/Toxicity: Common reactions simply include eye and skin irritation.
Common Uses: Furniture, cabinetry, gunstocks, interior paneling, veneer, turned items and other small wooden objects and novelties.