Butternut

butternut

Scientific Name: Juglans cinerea
Location: eastern USA
Dried Weight: 27lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 490lbf
Crushing Strength: 5,110lbf /in2

 

Butternut has a heartwood that is a light to medium tan color, and a sapwood that is a pale yellowish white color. The grain is straight and it has a medium to coarse texture. The wood gives off a silky natural lustre. The end grain is semi-ring-porous. Butternut is easy to work with and stains, glues, and finishes well.

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