Walnut Products

Walnut (Juglans nigra)

Tilo makes a number of products using walnut, including
  • cabinets
  • doors
  • furniture
  • moulding and architectural millwork
  • paneling

Browse our selection of Standard Profiles or talk to us about a Custom Profile using walnut hardwood.

General Description of Walnut

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. Sapwood is pale yellow-gray to nearly white. Figured grain patterns such as curl, crotch, and burl are also seen.

Relative Abundance and Availability of Walnut

1.9 percent of total U.S. hardwoods commercially available. Reasonable availability with regional limitations.

Working Properties of Walnut

Walnut works easily with hand and machine tools, and nails, screws and glues well. It holds paint and stain very well for an exceptional finish and is readily polished. It dries slowly, and care is needed to avoid kiln degrade. Walnut has good dimensional stability.

Machining  4 Star
Nailing 3 Star
Screwing 3 Star
Gluing 3 Star
Finishing 4 Star

Physical Properties of Walnut

Walnut is a tough hardwood of medium density, with moderate bending and crushing strengths and low stiffness. It has a good steam-bending classification.

Strength And Mechanical Properties (inch-pound) (a)
Moisture content 12%
Specific Gravity (b)
0.51-0.55
Static Bending Modulus of Rupture (lbf/in2)
9,500-14,600
Static Bending Modulus of Elasticity (c) (106 lbf/in2) 1.46-1.68
Static Bending Work to Maximum Load (in-lbf/in3) 10.7-14.6
Impact Bending to Grain (in) 34-37
Compression Parallel to Grain (lbf/in2) 4,300-7,580
Compression Perpendicular to Grain (lbf/in2)490-1,010
Shear Parallel to Grain (lbf/in2)1,220-1,370
Tension Perpendicular to Grain (lbf/in2)570-690
Side Hardness (lbf)900-1,010
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