Origin: Bastogne Walnut is a rare, natural occurring hybrid between California English Walnut and Claro Walnut that is found in northern California.
Color: It can vary greatly in color, but is usually a rich dark brown similar to Claro Walnut. It will often have some nice streaking like Claro Walnut and can have curl, fiddleback, or crotch figure.
Janka Hardness: 1460 (medium-hard)
Decay and Weather Resistance: Rated as durable in regard to decay resistance, but is susceptible to insect attack
Workability: Bastogne Walnut is a very strong, heavy wood, and is the densest of all Walnuts. It takes a long time to dry, but is not as difficult as Claro Walnut. Bastogne Walnut has good working properties similar to Claro Walnut.
Uses: Because it is so rare Bastogne walnut is highly prized for making fine furniture, tonewood, and gunstocks.
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