Walnut… high in omega 3 fatty acids

700mm wide boards - making instant tables!!!!

700mm wide boards – making instant tables!!!!

The fruit of the Walnut tree is deemed a ‘super food’. Full of antioxidants, it is of great nutritional benefit to us humans, so it stands to reason that the wood of the Walnut tree is a ‘super wood’… full of incredible qualities and of huge nutritional benefit to us humans… well Ok, maybe not nutritional… but undoubtedly of benefit.

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Walnut


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We’ve not met anyone yet that didn’t appreciate Walnut.

Walnut’s one of those timber species that people have at the top of their Christmas lists when they’re thinking of making something special.

It carries a lot of weight in a design for furniture or interior joinery aesthetically but it also gets the job done in terms of service and function.

Here’s the low down on it’s particular Walnut-ty qualities…

 

What’s in a name?

Well, Walnut timber comes from one of two variations of the Juglandaceae tree family. Our English and European stock is from the same Juglans regia tree and our Black Walnut is Juglans nigra tree. It’s also known as N.Am Walnut because that’s where a lot of this tree species is grown, but it’s also grown across Europe so if you’re interested in the provenance of your timber it’s worth checking origins.

 

Description

Bear with us, because when it comes to descriptions on this particular species of timber can be a little schizophrenic as there two different trees involved!

So, Eng/Eu Walnut has a very varied grain pattern, it can be really swirly and wild (think gnarly growing trees) with sound knots incorporated into the flow of grain. It’s colouring is softer brown with contrasting cream sap. It’s sometimes a bit mousey until finished, but the more exciting boards are mixed with red-dy orange  and give a bit of a vivid highlight to the grain. Sometimes the European is steamed to try to even out (flatten) the colouring which can be useful (?) but mainly just flattens the colour…we don’t want that do we?

Black Walnut has a purple-y chocolate brown colouring, usually with a strong grain pattern but mostly quite straight. It’s harder to find wild patterns here because the trees just grown bigger and straighter (darn those straight growing trees!). But ‘bigger’ can be a good sign.. we’ve had some Juglans Regia recently that makes 800mm wide… that’s a tabletop right there! And of course the lengths are larger for this species too.

Workability

Timber of either tree works well with machine or hand tools but of course the grain pattern is going to play a part. That wild swirlyness needs more attention as the grain will be going in all directions. It’s hard and strong (if it were bigger and less swirly we’d all be using it for structural work!) and good for turning and carving. It is difficult to treat (acid content & density) being fairly dense and also moderately durable timber. It has medium moisture movement (beware trapped moisture in dense uneven grained timbers). The right glues and polishes work successfully.

 

Dimensions

Waney edge boards go from 20mm to 80mm in Thickness,  currently up to 940mm in Width and up to 4.3m in Length which is pretty gargantuan for Walnut!

 

Uses

Walnut timber is a specialist hardwood that is mainly used for furniture and interior joinery, although having said that it is durable and could be used externally too. So if you feel like creating something special we dare you to use it for external timber cladding.. we think that’d be amazing!

 

Stock

Our stock is mixed, we keep Kiln Dried waney edge and square edge although we’re stocking more waney edge than ever to serve our furniture makers better. We find waney edge gives more value for money aswell as more creative choice and opportunity to differentiate for our customers. There is always a chance we have some boules air drying too, so if you need a higher moisture content or you want to buy complete boules for stock these might suit you.

 


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MORE INFO

What wikipedia says about WALNUTS

What the RHS says about our beloved Juglas Regia

Read our Walnut-centric blogposts

Find more Wood Species data on TRADA’s website

 

THE WALNUT GALLERY

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Walnut

Walnut, high in omega fatty acids

american black walnut waney edge boards in the kiln dried stock shed american black walnut waney edge & square edge stock 

It’s True! The fruit of the Walnut tree is deemed a ‘super food’.

The Walnut, full of antioxidants, it is of great nutritional benefit to us humans. So it stands to reason that the wood of the tree is a ‘super wood’, full of incredible qualities and of huge nutritional benefit to us humans… well Ok, maybe not nutritional, but undoubtedly of benefit.

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The Epitome of Extraordinary Timber


Feast your eyes folks. This is not something you’re going to see very often… 5.9m long, 1.4m wide 70mm thick prime grade Cedar boards.

Max measuring up the cedar of lebanon 70mm kiln dried waney edge

You probably know Cedar of Lebanon trees grow to enormous dimensions. You may have seen some of the big Cedar boards in our stock in the past. What’s really rare is to find boards this wide, this long, in this grade and in one piece…

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The Timber Rack is back


The Timber Rack is our wood shop, our retail space, our self-service customer facility.

the timber rack retail space wood shop

It’s not the stockshed with it’s blue racked aisles piled high. Nor is it the woodyard stacked with boule upon boule and beam upon beam. But it’s got something.

It’s got browse-ability. It’s got take-away-ness. It’s got shop ’til you drop and impulse-buy-it-now written all over it. We cherish it for it’s element of surprise and delicious unpredictability. Just like life – or a box of chocolates – you just never know what you’re gonna get.

Visit The Timber Rack online shop http://bit.ly/thetimberrackshop

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The Timber Rack’s open from 10am until 4pm every Monday to Friday.

Master of ceremonies is Ben, he’ll be there to welcome you in, show you to the steel-toecapped boots and point you to the hoard.

Yes folks, you do still have to wear a mask and keep  a respectful social distance.

Be there or be square-edge!

#thetimberrack # woodshop #woodworking #pickyourowntimber #buywoodonline

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The Timber Rack



The Timber Rack is our wood shop, our retail space, our self-service customer facility.

It’s not the stockshed with it’s blue racked aisles piled high. Nor is it the woodyard stacked with boule upon boule and beam upon beam. But it’s got something.

It’s got browse-ability. It’s got take-away-ness. It’s got shop ’til you drop and impulse-buy-it-now written all over it. We cherish it for it’s element of surprise and delicious unpredictability. Just like life – or a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get.

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Customer Spotlight: JLA Joinery


Meet JLA Joinery…

JLA Joinery have been honing their trade for over 30 years, delivering the highest standards of craftsmanship to every one of their customers throughout West Sussex and beyond. With a customer focus, they oversee every bespoke joinery and carpentry project, from staircases and handcrafted windows to sturdy doors and purpose built furniture.

JLA Joinery bespoke kitchen

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Customer Spotlight: Inglis Hall


Meet Inglis Hall…

 

Inglis Hall create kitchens made to order, made for living. They also create freestanding furniture, surfaces and spaces for other rooms. Everything they produce is designed and handmade from scratch in their workshop in East Sussex.

With more than three decades of experience, Toby Hall has a hands-on approach to his role as Head of Production, overseeing the manufacture of every project that comes to the Inglis Hall team. Working alongside Head of Design Peter Spence, whose eye for detail ensures each new piece leaves the workshop as beautiful as the last, Inglis Hall balances traditional cabinet making with contemporary design.

toby hall of inglis hall furniture makers at at work

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