An American Original: Figured Black Walnut

American Black Walnut slabs showing figured hardwood.

American Black Walnut (Juglans Nigra) is highly prized by woodworkers and furniture makers for its heartwood color of deep chocolate, its distinctive grain patterns, and its superior working characteristics. We recently acquired a load of figured black walnut, each piece exhibiting unique patterns of knots, ripples, swirls, and waves.

Clark’s Hardwood Lumber Co. of Houston, Texas is the region’s leading supplier of live edge slabs and mantels. Our latest shipments included an entire logs worth of figured black walnut slabs, which yielded ten matching slabs ranging in thickness from 2-3 inches. Taken together, you can see the shape of the once intact tree.

Clark’s master craftsmen can hand plane and sand the slab of your choice to the point where it is ready for you to install. The hand planing and sanding reveals the hidden beauty that lies deep within each tree. The rare quality of the Figured Black Walnut will really pop once a lacquer or varnish is applied to it. The slabs from this tree are approximately 3’ x 7’, making them ideal for office tables, dining tables, head boards, or other large scale projects.

Clark’s Hardwood Lumber Co. has long specialized in bringing high quality hardwoods, softwoods, and exotic woods to our customers throughout the United States and Mexico. We know what craftsmen and furniture makers want when it comes to selecting their woods for their products.

Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are here to help you all along the way. We stock an extensive and varied inventory of lumber and slabs (currently over 130 different species). These figured black walnut slabs are a classic example of the high end products that we stock for our customers. Larger live edge slabs, in a variety of species, are also available at Clark’s Hardwood Lumber Co. These are ideal for large scale projects such as boardroom tables, conference tables, and dining room tables for a powerful and unmatched statement.