CLARO WALNUT WOOD
Claro Walnut from the American Northwest can have some of the most spectacular figure of any member of the walnut family. The trees grow rapidly in this favorable climate and it is not unusual to find a four foot diameter tree that is not even a hundred years old. Claro Walnut is difficult to dry due to its water pockets but this doesn’t usually affect slab top tables. With its tendency for rapid growth, Claro Walnut can have growth rings in excess of an inch.
*** 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.
Characteristics of Claro Walnut
|Origin of Wood Type||West Coast USA (California through Washington)|
|Botanical Name||Claro Walnut (Juglans regia crossed with Juglans hindsii) and Bastogne Walnut is (Juglans regia crossed with Claro Walnut).|
|Avg. Weight Per BF||3.75 lb/bf|
|Color Range||Brown – Red – Yellow (Sap)|
|Rarity / Availability||Available|
|Typical Avg. Width||4″ to 20″, can be found up to 67″ wide|
|Typical Avg. Length||normally 4′ to 12′, burls shorter in length 2′ to 6′, slabs up to 16′|
|Avg. Waste Factor||30% to 50%|
|Wood Uses||Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork, Guitar Building / Instrument Making, Wood Turning, Gunstocks, Wood Carving, Automotive / Aircraft Interior, Inlaying, Box Making, Outdoor Construction, Timber Framing and many other uses|
|Lumber Grades||Quartersawn (Figured), Flitch, Figured (Heavy), Figured (Medium), Veneer, Premium|
|Other Trade Names||Californian Walnut, Bastogne Walnut, West Coast Black Walnut|