Bolivian Walnut


Common Names
Bolivian Walnut
Scientific Name
Juglans boliviana
South America (Bolivia)
Bolivian Walnut heartwood ranges from light to dark brown with darker streaks. It often features a vibrant grain pattern with swirls and waves. The wood has a fine to medium texture and a moderate natural luster.
Avg. Dried Weight
42-48 lbs/ft3 (670-770 kg/m3)
Janka Hardness
840 lbf
Modulus of Rupture
10,400 lbf/in2 (71.7 MPa)
Elastic Modulus
1,330,000 lbf/in2 (9.17 GPa)
Crushing Strength
6,120 lbf/in2 (42.2 MPa)
Radial: 4.0%, Tangential: 7.0%, Volumetric: 11.0%, T/R Ratio: 1.8
Rated as moderately durable to durable; susceptible to insect attacks.
Bolivian Walnut wood is generally easy to work with. It has good machining properties and it turns, glues, and finishes well. It responds well to steam bending. The wood may require filling for open-pored finishes to achieve a smooth surface. It can be stained, polished, and finished to enhance its natural beauty.

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