About American Walnut

American Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) is a tough hard timber of medium density. It is native to the U.S. and its principal commercial region is the Central States. Its cooperative working characteristics, coupled with its rich brown coloration puts the wood in a class by itself among temperate-zone hardwoods. Applications include furniture, gunstocks, veneer, cabinetry, architectural interiors, high class joinery, doors, flooring, and paneling.


AWMA has developed architectural specifications and a data sheet for American Black Walnut that is user ready for architects to include in project specifications. 

Walnut Grading Rules

International Trade

The AWMA is an international trade association representing manufacturers of walnut lumber, dimension lumber, veneer, walnut squares, and gunstock blanks. We help the industry build and maintain better markets for walnut and we are active members of the American Hardwood Export Council. This gives our members a competitive edge in meeting the growing worldwide demand for Black Walnut. Buyers are encouraged to contact the association directly to facilitate the purchase of walnut products.

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