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WALNUT, TROPICAL

Juglands spp.

Juglands spp. of the family Juglandaceae. Includes numerous species in the genus Juglands. "Tropical" walnut (on this site) includes any walnut that is specified as being either "tropical", OR from anywhere in South America, including Peruvian walnut which itself consists of at least 4 species in the genus Juglands.

my samples:


both sides of a sample plank of tropical (Honduran) walnut / Juglans olanchana --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


both sides of a planks listed as Argentine walnut / Juglans australis


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Argentine walnut / Juglans australis --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


both sides of a plank of Peruvian walnut / Juglans spp. --- HUGE enlargements are present. This was cut from one of the larger planks shown on this page but I've lost track of which one.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


Peruvian walnut plank and closeup --- the piece directly below is taken from this plank


one side and end grain of a plank that was cut from the larger plank directly above, and then sanded on all surfaces.


the other side and end grain of the same plank


end grain closeups from both ends of the piece directly above --- the slanted streaks in the top pic and the horizontal streaks in the bottom pic are sanding scratches. In both cases, the fine, lighter, streaks that run perpendicular to the growth rings are rays (which can be seen MUCH more clearly in the update directly below)


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


numerous views of the same 12-foot long plank of Peruvian walnut


Peruvian walnut planks photographed at a lumber yard --- the pics are a little washed out and the wood is just slightly darker that what shows up here, but no where near as dark as the planks directly above

web pics:


"tropical" walnut planks


unseasoned tropical walnut plank


tropical walnut veneer


sections of large slabs, all from the same vendor and all listed as Argentine walnut / Juglans australis


Argentine walnut plank


Brazilian walnut plank


Brazilian walnut burl


Peruvian walnut plank with wet and dry sections


Peruvian walnut planks


Tropical walnut veneer, listed as nogal


Peruvian walnut guitar back