Also Known As:
Where It's From:
It grows predominately in Central and Eastern parts of North America.
Why It's Special:
Butternut (Juglans cinera) is a member of the walnut family. It has historically been referred to as American White Walnut or Oil Nut.
How It Works:
Butternut works easily with both hand and power tools. Due to its soft nature, extra care must be taken. Burns and dents are possible. Glues and finishes well.
The heartwood is light brown/tan, often with a reddish tint. The growth rings are darker and form fairly distinct grain patterns. The sapwood is a pale yellowish white with a straight grain.
Uses include fine furniture, cabinetry, turning, carving and interior trim.