Walnut Wood Countertops and Table Tops


General Description:

North American walnut is attractive, tight-grained, and polishes to a very smooth finish. It improves with age, finishing beautifully and stands as a decorative hardwood which is widely used throughout the world.

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Janka Hardness



Dark brown to purplish black. There is a very distinct difference between the creamy white sapwood and the almost chocolate brown to purplish black color in the heartwood. When kiln-dried, walnut hardwood tends toward a dull brown color, but when air-dried can become a rich purplish-brown.

Color Change:

Black walnut darkens with age, beautifully.


Noted for its beautiful grain, the wood is generally straight-grained,but sometimes with waves or curls too. This species produces a greater variety of figure types than any other. The wood develops a rich patina that grows more lustrous with age.


A favored wood for using in contrast with lighter-colored species. Walnut is a popular furniture wood around the world due to its natural durability.


Finishes well with a natural finish.