Peruvian Walnut heartwood tends to be darker than temperate walnut species, with a deep chocolate brown color, sometimes with a purplish hue. Peruvian Walnut may also contain streaks of lighter-colored wood mixed throughout the heartwood, which can sometimes be extensive and result in a high degree of waste. The grain figuring seems to be much less common than other walnut species. The grain is usually straight, but can be irregular and has a medium to coarse texture and good natural luster.
Average Dried Weight:
37 lbs/ft3 (600 kg/m3)
Peruvian Walnut is typically easy to work, provided the grain is straight and regular. Planer tearout can sometimes be a problem when surfacing pieces with irregular or figured grain, but it glues, stains, and finishes well.