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Color/Appearance: Heartwood is usually a light to medium tan, sometimes with a reddish tint. Growth rings are darker and form fairly distinct grain patterns. Sapwood is a pale yellowish white.

Grain/Texture: Grain is typically straight, with a medium to coarse texture. Silky natural luster.


  • Common Name(s): Butternut, White Walnut

    Scientific Name: Juglans cinerea

    Distribution: Eastern United States

    Tree Size: 65-100 ft (20-30 m) tall, 2-3 ft (.6-1 m) trunk diameter

    Average Dried Weight: 27 lbs/ft3 (435 kg/m3)

    Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .36, .43

    Janka Hardness: 490 lbf (2,180 N)

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