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Origin of Wood Type:
Eastern North America (Canada & USA)
Botanical Name:
Juglans cinera
Specific Gravity:
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
3.00 lb/ft
Color Range:
Blonde- Gold
Rarity / Availability: (?):
Readily Available, however getting rarer (dying of disease)
Typical Avg. Width:
3" to 12", rarely up to 36" wide
Typical Avg. Length:
6' to 12', rarely up to 16'
Avg. Waste Factor (?):
30% to 50% & up

Wood Uses:

Furniture, Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork, Boxes, Crates, Veneer, Wood Carving and many other uses
lumber Grades (?):

Common 1 & 2, Select and Better, FAS, Flitch, Figured (Heavy), Figured (Medium), Veneer, Premium, Wormy

Other Trade Names:

White Walnut, Golden Walnut


Butternut is one of North America’s most beautiful timbers. It is a golden brown member of the walnut family with a cathedral grain pattern that looks like waves breaking on a beach. At one time it was considered “the poor man’s walnut”, butternut is now prized by many.

*Once commonly found across the US, today it is blighting and can only be found in 10% of its former range.
*A very good carving wood because the grain can be carved from either direction
*The color is much lighter than any other member of the walnut family

*** All walnut slabs and walnut lumber can only be sold kiln dried with the bark removed. This applies to all members of the walnut family (Juglans) which include but are not limited to Black Walnut, Butternut, English Walnut, European Walnut, Claro Walnut and Persian Walnut

Note: All pictures of boards that appear wet, have been wiped with denature alcohol to help show natural color. We use denature alcohol because it evaporates and does not effect the moisture content of the wood. Also, please keep in mind that the pictures below are only examples of the wood and not actual products available for sale.

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