Michael T Shue Studios Wood Blog
Collection of Wood samples used in my shop. Includes information on the wood characteristics.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Claro Walnut (Juglans Hindsii)
Status: Vulnerable (threatened) and available.
Other Common Names: Bastogne Walnut
Found in California, these members of the Juglandaceae family (Juglans) can grow to 30-60 feet in height and 3-5 feet in diameter. .
Color is dark brown with light sapwood (steaming will turn the sapwood dark to match the heartwood.
Medium texture, machines well and turns well. Specific Gravity: .51-.64. Avg. Dry Weight: 40 pounds per cubic foot.
Used to make: Gun stocks, Fine Furniture, Flooring and turnings.
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