Black Walnut

Eastern Black Walnut is a member of the hickory family that is native to eastern North America. However, its range extends into eastern Texas and is thus available to "Texas wood" turners. The Walnut heartwood is a rich chocolate or purplish brown beneath a creamy white sapwood. Walnut works easily with power or hand tools. The finished surfaces can be very nice, and over the years, the wood develops a lustrous patina.