Timber Products

Walnut Origin: Canada


A commonly available, reasonably inexpensive high quality wood that can be rather plain but can also have great beauty, and always has high dimensional stability, the combination of those properties making it a prized wood for architectural millwork and high grade furniture such as breakfronts. It is also widely used for low end rifle stocks because in addition to its handsome looks in that use, it has an unusually high shock resistance, giving it an excellent ability to withstand recoil.

The sapwood is not particularly attractive in color but is otherwise pretty much identical in properties to the heartwood, so the wood is sometimes boiled or steamed to leach the heartwood color into the sapwood but this slightly degrades the color quality of the heartwood.


Furniture, cabinet making, architectural interiors, high class joinery wood for using in contrast with lighter coloured timbers.