Latin name: Juglans nigra
Distribution: Eastern US
Description: The heartwood ranges in color from a light brown to a dark purplish brown, and the sapwood is a light creamy color. It generally has a straight grain with a medium texture. (38 lbs/ft3)
Working Properties: The wood is generally pretty easy to work. It turns, machines and glues up well and takes both a finish and stain well. It is also regarded to have good steam bending properties.