Eastern and central USA
Character / Color:
The structure and color of the American black walnut can hardly be distinguished from the European variety. With its strong gray to chocolate brown color and clearly striped or figured grain, the veneer creates a dignified ambience. However, the fingernail-sized ingrown particles known as "bird pecks" can be found in the American walnut, which reduces the quality and complicates the search for wood that can yield veneer of high quality.
High-priced furniture production, interior joinery, seating, pianos
Other trade names: American black walnut (USA), Noyer d’Amerique, Canaletta, Noyer Noir(F), Americanische Nussbaum (D)