The black walnut lumber is one of the types of wood most common and well – known. Highly prized for interior design for its aesthetic characteristics, great finish and also ease of treatment. It is also the wood of choice for many carpenters. Because despite its hardness, it is exceptionally easy to use. The walnut tree is a medium-sized tree, between 22 and 30 meters and 3 to 4 meters in trunk diameter. Its fruit is the nut. Wood it produces is use mainly in the manufacture of furniture and then, in the lining of walls in homes. It has a hardness comparable to that of oak. But easy to work with. It has a high dimensional stability. It is less sensitive to the variation of heat and humidity than many other woods. Its characteristic color, between reddish and dark brown, make it unmistakable. The color varies from species to species.
This is also affected by the region where the tree grows. Even a single tree can have a wide range of color in the wood. Black walnut lumber is consider one of the most resistant to the passage of time. Its heartwood (wood that it finds occupying the central portion of the trunk) can stand long even in unfavorable conditions for its conservation. The walnut can be treated very easily both with hand tools and with a machine. Polish is like best finishes shows, and is very conducive to it. It also absorbs paint very well, although it has a somewhat slow drying. Regarding the resistance is considered a wood of medium density, strong and robust construction. It is not rigid, ductile, and resistant to decay. And has a resistance to impact and flexion in the average of the rest of the woods.
Black walnut lumber is properties make the treatment and finishing of the wood almost perfect. Besides being very easy to work with and having a beautiful grain. The walnut is consider one of the most valuable types of wood that exist today. There are different variants according to their origin. Some of them include: European walnut (found in southwestern Europe), American black walnut (North America and also Canada), and then, California walnut (Western USA), among others. Among its uses are the manufacture of furniture and cabinets, in architectural interiors, high-quality cabinetry, doors, staves and panels. This wood is well suite for contrasting use with lighter colored construction woods. Hoping it was useful for you, see you next time!