Walnut is a popular choice for furniture, flooring, and counter tops, as well as small projects.
Walnut is a popular choice for furniture, flooring, and counter tops, as well as small projects. It is also used in gun stocks because it withstands heavy recoil and does not warp. Many high quality early American furniture was made of walnut. Today, walnut is a favored choice for live edge tables.
Walnut is quite easy to work with as long as it has a straight, regular grain (which it typically does). It works easily with hand and machine tools and nails, screws, and glues well. Walnut also holds stain well and polishes nicely. It is excellent for turning or carving and responds well to steam bending. If less color variation is desired, walnut can be steamed to match the sapwood to the heartwood.
Walnut tree roots release jug lone, a toxin that kills other plants growing above them.
Dogs can become ill after eating the husks from black walnuts.
Early American colonists exported walnut wood to England as early as 1610.