Walnut trees are any species of tree in the plant genus Juglans, the type genus of the family Juglandaceae, the seeds of which are referred to as walnuts.
All species are deciduous trees, 10–40 metres (33–131 ft) tall, with pinnate leaves 200–900 millimetres (7.9–35.4 in), with 5–25 leaflets; the shoots have chambered pith, a character shared with the wingnuts (Pterocarya), but not the hickories (Carya) in the same family.
The 21 species in the genus range across the north temperate Old World from southeast Europe east to Japan, and more widely in the New World from southeast Canada west to California and south to Argentina.
Edible walnuts, which are consumed worldwide, are usually harvested from cultivated varieties of the species Juglans regia. China produces half of the world total of walnuts.
Understated beauty, durability and versatility—for all these reasons and more, once wildly popular walnut is making a comeback in the world of interior design and woodworking, and we couldn’t be happier. Walnut is a great wood to work with and has been known for both its beauty and adaptability.
While walnut is very easy to work with, every domestic hardwood has its own unique features and requires specific techniques to garner the best results. Walnut is no exception.
If you want to create a table or cabinet that is sleek and clean with no knots or rings, then walnut may not be the best choice. All trees have sapwood rings, however there are some that are more visible than others. Sapwood rings are the pale yellow-ish white sections of the wood that lies between the bark and the heartwood. It is the area that transports the water and other nutrients all throughout the tree. Some types of wood have a natural sapwood ring while others have a large one. Walnut has a large sap ring and the color variation stands out since the heartwood is so much darker than the other wood found in the trees.
Our first LP Vinyl Wall Mount was made of dark Walnut wood. The characteristics are beautiful in every single shelve. It makes them unique. We often choose Oak to be our type of wood to work with. Walnut is harder to find and takes more time to process. Therefor it is special, but also more expensive compared to oak. So when you look for something really special, choose walnut.