297 Lumber Species of the Month – Walnut

August 21, 2008

Hey everyone it’s time for another installment of Lumber Species of the Month…and this time we’re sharing a few facts on a favorite of a lot of woodworkers – Walnut.

Once abundant throughout the United States and growing to 150 FT tall and 6 FT in diameter Walnut was heavily harvested for it’s beautiful grains and colors. It’s the only natural “brown” colored wood found growing in the states.

While it’s still readily available the trees today average about 80-100 FT tall and usually only about 3 FT in diameter…a stark contrast from before. But still it’s a beautiful wood to work with…

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