Heidler Hardwood Lumber



Thickness Grade Footage
1/4" Select BKBD 125
1/4" Common BKBD 1100
3/4" Select BKBD 450
3/4" Common BKBD 400
4/4" Select & FAS 350
4/4" #1 Common 370
4/4" #2 Common 0
5/4" Select & FAS 80
5/4" #1 Common 30
6/4" Select & FAS


6/4" #1 Common 1080
6/4" #2 Common 5300
6/4" Select BKBD 150
6/4" Common BKBD 710
8/4" Select & FAS 1880
8/4" #1 Common 250
8/4" #2 Common 900
10/4" Select & FAS 1775
10/4" #1 Common 600
10/4" Common BKBD 50
12/4" Select & FAS 1050
12/4" #1 Common 150
16/4" Select & FAS 0
16/4" #1 Common 0

Specie Information

    Juglans nigra

    The roots of the walnut tree release a toxic material which may kill other plants growing above them. From the time of ancient Greeks until well into modern European history, walnuts symbolized fertility and were strewn at weddings. Just the opposite, in Romania, brides who wished to delay childbearing placed into the bodice of their wedding dresses one walnut for each year they hoped to wait.

    Throughout Eastern U.S., but principal commercial region is the Central states. One of the few American species planted as well as naturally regenerated.

    The sapwood of walnut is creamy white, while the heartwood is light brown to dark chocolate brown, occasionally with a purplish cast and darker streaks. The wood develops a rich patina that grows more lustrous with age. Walnut is usually supplied steamed, to darken sapwood. The wood is generally straight-grained, but sometimes with wavy or curly grain that produces an attractive and decorative figure. This species produces a greater variety of figure types than any other.

    Walnut works easily with hand and machine tools, and nails, screws and glues well. It holds paint and stain very well for an exceptional finish and is readily polished. It dries slowly, and care is needed to avoid kiln degrade. Walnut has good dimensional stability.

    Walnut is a tough hardwood of medium density, with moderate bending and crushing strengths and low stiffness. It has a good steam-bending classification.

    Reasonable availability with regional limitations.

    Furniture, cabinets, architectural millwork, doors, flooring, paneling, and gun stocks. A favored wood for using in contrast with lighter-colored species.

    1.9 percent of total U.S. hardwoods commercially available.

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