Nogal (Juglans spp. (Juglans australis, J. neotropica, J. olanchana, etc.))


Common Names: Peruvian Walnut, Tropical Walnut, Nogal


Distribution: Southern Mexico, Central and South America


Color/Appearance: Heartwood tends to be darker than temperate walnut species, with a deep chocolate brown color, sometimes with a purplish hue. May also contain streaks of lighter colored wood mixed throughout the heartwood.


Janka Hardness: 960 lbf


Density: 3.01 lb/b.f.


Shrinkage: 1

Radial (thickness): 3.6%

Tangential (width): 7.5%,

Volumetric (total): 11.4%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 2.1


Allergies/Toxicity: 1 Most common reactions simply include eye and skin irritation.


Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: yes (Juglans neotropica, is listed as endangered)


Common Uses: Furniture, cabinetry, veneers, flooring, musical instruments and interior trim.


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