Black Walnut is an exceptionally beautiful and stable hardwood whose traits are strongly defined throughout the history of woodworking. Grain patterns range from straight to varied; providing striking depth when finished in natural to lighter tones. The species’ native coloration fluctuates from dark brown to light brown with occasional streaks of purplish black. Occasionally, portions of the wood may exhibit light brown streaks.
As a naturally dark wood specie, walnut responds in a more subdued manner to most stain colors, though its inherent cellular characteristics make it very receptive to most pigments.