Name Butternut (Juglans cinerea)
Type Hardwood.
Other Names Also known as white walnut, oilnut, tropical walnut, nogal blanco, and tocte.
Sources Grows in United States and Canada.
Appearance Straight grained and coarse-textured with a satiny luster. Light brown heartwood with occasional darker streaks and nearly white sapwood.
Physical Props Soft, moderately light, with low strength, stiffness, shock resistance and decay resistance. Quite stable in service.
Working Props Works well with machine or hand tools but softness necessitates sharp cutting edges. Screws, nails, glues, stains, and finishes quite well.
Uses An excellent carving wood, once highly valued for church altars. Used for furniture, cabinets, paneling, interior trim, veneer, boat building, boxes and crates, instrument cases, trunks, and millwork.
Comments Resembles black walnut when stained but lacks its strength or stiffness.