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Walnut Caskets from Aurora Casket


Walnut is a heavy, hard, strong wood with a medium to coarse texture. The wood is generally straight-grained, but sometimes with wavy or curly grain that produces an attractive and decorative figure.

This species produces a greater variety of figure types than any other.


Chameleon walnut casket from Aurora Casket Company

Walnut is often used in the manufacture of furniture, cabinetry, flooring, interiors, musical instruments, and as a decorative veneer, in addition to being a popular choice for casket material.

Walnut develops a rich patina that grows more lustrous with age. Walnut is usually supplied steamed, to darken sapwood.The sapwood of walnut is creamy white, while the heartwood is light brown to dark chocolate brown, occasionally with a purplish cast and darker streaks.


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