Black Walnut wood is a classic material that has been used in furniture making for centuries. With its durability and timeless appeal, it's no surprise that it continues to be a popular choice for designers and homeowners alike. In recent years, the popularity of Walnut has grown even more, thanks to advances in wood processing techniques that allow for more of its naturally wild character to be showcased in slab format.
If you're interested in using Black Walnut wood in your next project, there are a few things you should know.
Walnut wood is typically sourced from temperate regions like America and Europe, and logging is strictly controlled due to its slow-growing nature. However, thanks to modern techniques, practical slab sizes are now more accessible than ever before. American Black Walnut is available at The Table Guy in a range of formats, from multi-panels to bookmatched and single slabs.
When it comes to identifying Walnut wood, look for its uniform chocolate brown colouring and sleek grain lines. The sapwood is thin and often blends well into the heartwood. But what really sets Walnut apart is its remarkable grain features, including wild curls and flamboyant chatoyant ripples that catch the light with a subtle shimmer.
As with all solid wood slabs, no two pieces are alike, not even adjacent pieces from the same log! At The Table Guy, we're especially fond of varieties that include a blush undertone, creating a rich yet subtle texture to the wood.
Walnut is ideal for contemporary interiors looking to add a warm and inviting feel. With a range of slab types available, there's something to suit every taste and style, whether you're looking for a statement piece with unique edges and conversation-starting features or a classic, understated design.