Walnut heartwood ranges in color from a light brown to a dark purplish brown, and the sapwood is a light creamy color. The wood is generally easy to work. It turns, machines, and glues up well and takes both a finish and stain well. It is also regarded to have good steam bending properties.
|Wood Type||Domestic hardwood.|
|Texture||Has a medium texture and moderate natural luster.|
|Grain Pattern||Grain is usually straight but can be irregular.|
|Health Risks||Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Black Walnut has been reported as a sensitizer. Usually most common reactions simply include eye and skin irritation.|
|Color||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.|