Butternut (Juglans cinerea)
Common Names: Butternut, White Walnut
Distribution: Eastern United States
Color/Appearance: Heartwood is usually a light to medium tan, sometimes with a reddish tint. Growth rings are darker and form fairly distinct grain patterns. Sapwood is a pale yellowish white.
Janka Hardness: 490 lbf
Density: 2.25 lb/b.f.
Allergies/Toxicity: Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Butternut
Common Uses: Veneer, carving, furniture, interior trim, boxes and crates.