Characteristics of Walnut Wood Furniture

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Characteristics of Walnut Wood Furniture
Walnut furniture is made from the walnut tree. (walnut image by Christopher Hall from

Consumers and builders alike love the look of walnut wood. If you're considering purchasing walnut wood furniture, or making furniture yourself, there are a few things you may not know. Finding out more about the characteristics of walnut wood furniture will prepare you to make the best furniture decisions.

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Walnut wood is typically much harder than other types of wood. Due to the hardness of the wood, walnut wood furniture is typically very sturdy, and resistant to dings and scratches. The hard walnut wood makes furniture that is durable and heavy.

Colour and Finish

A well-made piece of walnut wood furniture will have a satin-like grain. Walnut furniture is not typically stained because the natural colour of the wood is beautiful. In fact, many wood stains aim to replicate the natural colour of walnut. Walnut furniture can be finished like any typical piece of furniture, with polyurethane. However, because of the wood's characteristics, it can be sanded, highly polished and buffed without varnish.


Walnut wood furniture is highly sought after. Because the wood is desirable all over the world, the cost of walnut furniture is high. Many high-end pieces of furniture are made out of walnut every year.


Those who build furniture know that walnut is very easy to work with. It is easily sanded and carved. Furniture producers have no problem using hand and machine tools to work with walnut wood.

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