Hardwood Lumber IdentifierExtensive information on domestic & exotic hardwoods.
|DESCRIPTION||Peruvian Walnut is dark brown with blackish streaks. Grain is straight to wavy. Texture is coarse.
Weight averages about 40lbs per cu. ft.
|South America (Peru)|
|BOTANICAL NAME||Juglans Neotropica|
|OTHER NAMES||South American Walnut, Nogal|
|MECHANICAL PROPERTIES||Medium bending strength and resistance to shock loads. High crush strength and low stiffness. Very good steam bending characteristics. A compact, elastic wood with good strength properties.|
|WORKING PROPERTIES||Works easily with hand and power tools. Joints hold perfectly. Nails and screws easily. Moderate blunting effect on cutters, but the finish is clean. Polishes to a very good finish.|
|DURABILITY||Moderately durable. Sapwood is susceptible to attack by powder post beetle and common furniture beetle. Heartwood is resistant to preservative treatment and biodegradation. Sapwood is permeable.|
|SEASONING||Dries well, but should be dried slowly to avoid twisting. Medium movement.|
|USES||High-class furniture and cabinetmaking, musical instruments, turning, carving, sporting goods, decorative veneer, plywood facing, marquetry.|
|COMMENTS||Due to its shock resistance and elasticity, it is a good choice for rifle stocks.|