Known in Europe simply as “Walnut,” or “Common Walnut,” English Walnut is the source of what are the most common form of edible walnuts for human consumption.
English walnut wood is used for fine furniture, cabinetry, architectural millwork, guitar/instrument making, woodturning, etc. It makes fine veneers and lumber. It is especially valuable for making beautiful, high quality gunstocks.
Heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Color can sometimes have a gray, purple, or reddish cast. Sapwood is nearly white. European Walnut can occasionally also be found with figured grain patterns such as: curly, crotch, and burl.