Latin name: Juglans regia, J. nigra, J. californica, J. hindsii
Common name(s): Walnut Burl, Claro Walnut
Sources: Mid-western to Western USA
Characteristics: Generally considered to be a graft of English walnut to American walnut, the exaggerated growth at the graft is converted to veneer after the tree outlives its usefulness. This produces the classic burl pattern in some cases, and multiple heavy figure patterns in others, such as quilted, beeswing, or drape. Color is much like black walnut with heavy burls, pin knots, and dark spots common.
Common cuts: Rotary cut, Plain sliced
Uses: Accent inlay work, architectural millwork, fine furniture tops, automobile dashboards and other accent components.