Inventory - Species:
Juglans Cinerea

DESCRIPTION –The sapwood of Butternut is usually narrow and white while the heartwood is a medium brown.  It has a satiny straight grain. Butternut trees are found in the northeastern section of Canada and the eastern United States and extends all the way south to Arkansas and west to North Dakota.


PROPERTIES –Sometimes called white walnut, Butternut is from the same family as walnut.  The standing trees look so similar to walnut they are often confused.  Butternut, though, is softer, less durable and not as strong as walnut.  These characteristics, though, make it a very hard to work with wood.  It nails screws, glues and finishes well.  Butternut is fairly easy to dry and once dry is very stable.


USES –It’s softness makes it an ideal carving wood.  It is also used for furniture and interior trim.




Large Butternut trees are rare and will become more scarce because diseases are causing massive die-off.  We carry regular Butternut lumber in 4/4 and 8/4 thicknesses and wide slabs in 4/4 to 8/4 up to 28 “ wide.


To view available slabs listed in our website inventory. click on a desired thickness listed in the chart to the right. Keep in mind we only have about 1/10th of our inventory listed online, so feel free to reach out to a member of our sales team for more assistance in your search:


Available in:
5/4 6/4 8/4 12/4 16/4 or thicker
(select desired thickness)