bring your HOME to life with unique surfaces:
The finish materials you use for the surfaces around your home can become some of the most important focal points in your home. Using a carefully selected wood for interior floors, cabinets, and other surfaces can add a unique tactile effect that projects beauty and luxury. With our carefully curated building materials, your home can set a new standard. Our Walnut options are a great example.
Walnut is a great wood for cabinets, interior flooring, interior paneling, veneer, and interior millwork.
A mix of light brown and milk chocolate brown, with streaks of dark brown. Walnut sometimes has purples, greens, and grays, and even a reddish cast. Walnut will exhibit moderate color variation from board to board.
Quartersawn Walnut shows off beautiful ray flecks, and thin dashes of dark browns.
We rarely stain Walnut as it already has a beautiful color range.
Finish and Texture:
Walnut naturally has a medium texture and a dynamic grain, so we finish our Walnut planks with a light brush or sand it smooth. We want the wood’s natural beauty to come through.
Walnut also has a natural luster, and we rarely stain it. You can still varnish it for a matte or gloss finish.
Walnut usually has a straight grain, but the grain can also be irregular. European Walnut can even be found with curly, crotched, and burly grain patterns. As with many woods, the grain pattern can change based on the type of cut. We think Walnut is beautiful with a straight grain, but we also love the look of Walnut with a lot of visible movement on the surface.
Gast is committed to using green building materials. This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices. However it is reported by the IUCN as being near threatened. It doesn’t meet their Red List criteria of a vulnerable or endangered species, but it is close to qualifying. Therefore we source our Walnut from trees cultivated by environmentally responsible harvesters, and not wild populations.
When we source and manufacture our building materials with sustainability in mind, it means we live in a healthier world.
Walnut is easy to work with when the grain is straight and regular. It is more difficult to properly surface Walnut with irregular or figured grains. It is easy to glue and finish.
Walnut is rated as moderately durable. It is susceptible to insect attacks. It should therefore be used indoors, and properly sealed.
|Janka Hardness:||1,220 lbf||5,410 N|
|Modulus of Rupture:||16,160 lbf/in²||111.5 MPa|
|Elastic Modulus:||1,568,000 lbf/in²||10.81 GPa|
|Crushing Strength:||7,280 lbf/in²||50.2 MPa|
|Density:||32 lb/ft3||650 kg/m3|
|Shrinkage:||Radial: 5.5%; Tangental: 7.5%; Volumetric: 13.0%|
We start with Select & Better graded lumber that is at least 83% clear on one side.
All of our wood is kiln dried and stored in a protected warehouse.
We store our wood as S4S, which stands for “surfaced on 4 sides.” The boards have two flat and parallel faces and two flat and parallel edges. The boards are first surfaced on both faces (S2S) with a planer, and receive a rip on both edges.
BULK Commercial Pricing
We do sell our unique wood slabs to third parties that have a need for this wood. Our wood is hand selected for superior appearance and performance. If you are working on a large project and in need of large amounts or slabs, we can offer great pricing for bulk orders. We can also finish the wood for your project. Please contact us for a quote if you are interested.