Black Walnut


I am always looking for unique material to use in my shop. Black Walnut is my favorite and most of my customers love Walnut. I sell more items made using Walnut than any other wood. I was able to land this stack of Walnut, these are Black Walnut live edge slabs.


I purchased all that the lumber mill had, six pieces, wish they had more but I was a little late. Each piece is 7 foot long, 5/4 inch thick and ranges from 14 to 18 inches wide. As you can see it’s all very beautiful. The moisture content of these boards is very high, around 14%, so I would be able to make anything with these for about 6 months.

Do you like Black Walnut? What is your favorite wood?

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30 thoughts on “Black Walnut

  1. Beautiful. Walnut is a beautiful wood. Just right for carving and in fact can take intricate carving. In Kashmir, both the Indian and pakistani side, a lot of furniture pieces are hand carved walnut wood. Grows profusely up in Kashmir. I have a little side table may father had commissioned an I inherited. Shall post picture tomorrow. Your piece took me down memory lane.

  2. I like Camphor Laurel. It has wonderful grain patterns, and smell divine! My son (a dentist) bartered some needed dental work with a chap here in the tropics, for a slab of it, and he made me an extremely beautiful dining room table from it. It’s so heavy, the next cyclone we have, I’ll just camp under it. 🙂

    • Hey Yvonne, wow, not many people know about Camphor Laurel! It’s native to China but has been introduced to other countries. It is very beautiful wood, anytime I have seen it was heavy in figure and character. You are right, it is very heavy wood, I wish I could find a source for it here in the US. 🙂

  3. I do love walnut – we had a piano made with walnut when I was a child, and I loved the effect when polished up. It had relief work at the front, backed with red silk. I really love all the things you make with wood Michael. You have very good taste!

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