Peruvian Walnut


Common Names
Peruvian Walnut
Scientific Name
Juglans neotropica
South America (Peru)
Peruvian Walnut heartwood ranges from light to dark brown with occasional purplish streaks. The wood has a straight to irregular grain with a medium to coarse texture.
Avg. Dried Weight
36-43 lbs/ft3 (580-690 kg/m3)
Janka Hardness
1010 lbf
Modulus of Rupture
14,600 lbf/in2 (100.6 MPa)
Elastic Modulus
1,800,000 lbf/in2 (12.41 GPa)
Crushing Strength
7,880 lbf/in2 (54.3 MPa)
Radial: 4.0%, Tangential: 7.8%, Volumetric: 12.0%, T/R Ratio: 1.9
Rated as moderately durable; susceptible to insect attacks.
Peruvian Walnut wood is generally easy to work with both hand and machine tools. It has good nailing and screwing properties. It finishes well and can be polished to a smooth surface. The wood may have some warping and movement due to its moderate stability.

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