Walnut is straight grained and works well with hand tools and by machine. The heartwood of walnut is light to dark brown, while the sapwood is nearly white. Walnut is steamed before kiln drying to blend the heartwood and the sapwood. The wood is heavy, hard, and stiff. NHLA grading rules are different for Walnut by being more forgiving for natural defects.
Walnut is commonly used in veneer, furniture, fixtures, cabinets, interior paneling, and flooring.
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