Butternut, also called White Walnut (scientific name: Juglans cinerea), has a heartwood of light to medium tan color, occasionally with a red tint. Sapwood is pale yellow-white. Its texture is moderate to coarse, its luster is silky, and its grain is straight.
Butternut is commonly found in eastern United States. It ranges from moderately durable to not durable and is prone to insect attack.
Janka Hardness :
2,180 N (490 lbf)
Average Dried Weight :
435 kg/m3 (27 lbs/ft3)
It is easy to work butternut with hand tools and machine tools. It is good with glues and stains, and it finishes well. Because it is so soft, planing and sanding can leave its surface fuzzy. Avoid using fine grit sandpaper and sharp cutters.