The European walnut (Juglans) is harder, heavier and usually lighter in colour than the so often processed American variety. Its heartwood is matt brown, slightly violet to black-brown and very popular in upmarket furniture manufacturing due to its excellent processing properties and unique appearance.
The sometimes irregular texture and the cloudy colouring are appealing. Walnut is “semi-circularporous” and has a natural durability, which is due in particular to the tannic acid inherent in the wood.
|Origin||Germany, Central Europe|
|Characteristics||Deciduous tree, semi-ring porous, matt brown, violet to black brown, durable, hard, good processing properties|
|Average bulk density |
(12-15 % wood moisture)