African walnut

African walnut

Endemic to tropical West Africa, African Walnut is a large tree growing to heights of 150 feet.  African Walnut logs typically have long branch-free trunks with diameters up to 4 feet.  These trees will provide lots of lumber in decent lengths and widths.  The grain is usually interlocked which will produce a shimmering ribbon stripe on quartersawn material.

The heartwood colours range from a golden yellow to reddish brown, often overlayed with dark black streaks.  Upon exposure to light and air, the colour will darken to a deeper brown.  The sapwood is a yellow to light gray and is sharply demarcated from the heartwood.  Occasionally, there is a narrow colour transition zone present between the sapwood and the heartwood.

African walnut
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