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Walnut (Burl)

cat-walnut-burl-better.jpgWalnut burl is a classic beauty. It is used on everything from fine furniture to automobiles. The rich brown color is frequently accented with a light coat of penetrating stain which brings out the figure. Walnut is one of only a handful of species that lightens with exposure to UV light. Vintage walnut furniture pieces are usually very warm in color. This lightening process can take months, years, and even decades to achieve.

Looking for large sheets of this species? We also offer it in AA grade paper-backed veneer, which can be applied with contact cement or any other veneer adhesive.

Common Name:
  American Walnut Burl, Claro Walnut
Scientific Name:
  Most burls are formed by the grafting of Juglans nigra to Juglans regia
Family:
  Juglandaceae
Color:
  Light to medium brown, occasional dark browns
Origin:
  North America
Hardness:
  Medium
Texture:
  Open-pore, fine
Finishing:
  Readily accepts stains and finishes
Did You Know:
  Most of the walnut burl that is available is "created" by grafting European walnut to American walnut for the purpose of growing nuts on tree plantations. These trees have a limited production life and when this span of time has concluded, the trees are then harvested for their burl growth.


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