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Walnut by the Piece, 3/4" X 3" X 24"
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Walnut by the Piece-3/4" Thickness

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With its gorgeous chocolate tone and easy workability, it's easy to see why Black Walnut is often regarded as the classic American cabinet wood. The heartwood varies from light grayish-brown to deep chocolate brown, occasionally approaching an almost black or purplish-brown. The grain is slightly open and usually straight, but is famous for its sometimes stunning figure. All boards are machined S4S to 1/8", 1/4", 1/2" and 3/4" thicknesses. Thin boards are well-suited for edging, veneering, marquetry, sides for decorative boxes, bending stock and bent laminations. Thicker boards are ideal for furniture, paneling, cabinet doors, moldings, drawer sides, fine jewelry boxes and whatever else your imagination can dream up!

Lumber Details:
  • Tree: May attain a height of 70 to 90 feet, with a 24 to 48 inch diameter trunk
  • Texture: Usually coarse, but uniform
  • Luster: Somewhat dull, but develops a lustrous patina after many years in use
  • Odor: Emits a mild, sweet odor reminiscent of cocoa
  • Movement: Dimensionally stable after seasoning. Absorbs and releases moisture more slowly than most woods
  • Natural Durability: Resistance to insects and fungi is very good
  • Working characteristics: Works extremely well with hand tools
  • Steam Bending: Steam bends well. (Roughly 78% of steam bended pieces survive without cracking)
  • Strength: The wood is strong and is able to withstand extra weight with little deflection or bending
(1) Walnut by the Piece-3/4" Thickness
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  • Thickness: 3/4"
  • Species: Walnut
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Good wood used for my first segmented bowl.
July 15, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great Quality Walnut
I usually start my projects at the sawmill. But I was in a hurry and didn’t want to mill the lumber for the desk top and aprons. I decided to try Rockler’s “mail-order” wood and I am very satisfied with the quality. Each piece was straight, true to size, and blemish free. And there was very little sap wood.
Walnut writing desk made by Bob Hoyt.
Walnut writing desk made by Bob Hoyt.
January 2, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Great wood.
August 21, 2018
1 year ago
Great pieces of wood
The boards were nice and straight and had a good finish
May 14, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Walnut cutting board
I purchased the walnut by the piece to make a cutting board for my daughter and once I opened the box I was very happy to see the perfect, beautiful boards. The were the correct size and the quality is outstanding. One of the boards was damaged with a dent and I contacted Rockler by email and quickly they mailed me a replacement at no charge. That's the major different when you deal with quality, attention to detail companies. Very happy with the item and the customer service. Thank you.
May 12, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great stuff I should have bought more !!
April 18, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Great quality
The quality of wood that I received was outstanding.
Cutting boards with juice groove and well. Very happy with the quality of the wood from Rockler.
Cutting boards with juice groove and well. Very happy with the quality of the wood from Rockler.
February 25, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great piece of walnut. Excellent grain
February 25, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Hand carving
I purchased 2 pieces of 3/4" black walnut. It looks like nice wood for carving...I will be gluing one or 2 pieces (cut) to get the thickness needed.
February 17, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
I find walnut dark rich tone makes-the little gift boxes even more valuable to family members.
February 12, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
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size I needed
David E on Aug 19, 2018
Color and grain pattern.
John G M on Aug 12, 2018
size I needed
David E on Aug 19, 2018
Dave on Aug 12, 2018
Color and grain pattern.
John G M on Aug 12, 2018
price is outstanding
Linda B on Aug 11, 2018
need wood
Mike on Aug 11, 2018
Pat C on Aug 7, 2018
I've ordered this material before, and it was very good quality.
Nathan R on Jul 26, 2018
Could not find similar online.
Luke W on Jul 19, 2018
Color. Making a Picture frame
Wasey on Jul 19, 2018
to make a walnut humidor
markk on Jul 16, 2018
Special project
Steve S on Jul 16, 2018
Walnut Turning Blanks are out of stock
Loren B on Jul 6, 2018
for to make a little box
JOSE ALEJANDRO H on Jul 4, 2018
Walnut is one of my main woods.
Kirk on Jul 2, 2018
4-H project - frame for 3D chess board
Jack Lee Jones I on Jun 24, 2018
Not available everywhere,
Richard H D on Jun 17, 2018
works well for fret finger board guitar.
Carl W on Jun 15, 2018
Walnut makes for a good project contrast with the Maple that I'm using.
Earl F on Jun 12, 2018
For contrasting color on project.
Howard F on Jun 5, 2018
It’s the thickest available. If you sold 4/4, I’d buy that
Philip C on Jun 1, 2018
Needed for a specific project in progress
Kenneth M on May 31, 2018
For to make a wall clock
Cho S on May 21, 2018
Iv'e bought from you before and it is a color I need to offset my segmented bowl pieces.
Richard B on May 2, 2018
To make Christian crosses
David R on Apr 25, 2018
Needed an extra piece of walnut to complete my project
Bruce F on Apr 22, 2018
To make guitar
Chuck on Apr 7, 2018
Not available locally.
Richard H D on Mar 29, 2018
Speciality wood project.
Donald A on Mar 29, 2018
Good price for this wood, would have likes a 6" width
Donald P on Mar 27, 2018
Jim W on Mar 25, 2018
beautiful wood . easy to work with
james s on Mar 24, 2018
Beauty of the wood
Tom W on Mar 23, 2018
They will be used for the base portions of the pen holders
James B on Mar 22, 2018
to build a flag case
edward m on Mar 20, 2018
It's a good size for some items I make. And I love WALNUT.
uncle fishing pole on Mar 16, 2018
See the two above
Charles B on Mar 11, 2018
I liked the price and wanted to try walnut
William S on Mar 6, 2018
A project I'm working on.
Dennis M on Mar 2, 2018
Making a pencil box, and this is the exact size I need
Russell C on Mar 2, 2018
It is what I need for the crosses I am making.
Basil C on Feb 17, 2018
same as above
David S on Feb 15, 2018
It is for a project I'm working on.
Brad T on Feb 9, 2018
For woodworking project
W L on Feb 5, 2018
Need it for some lazy Susan’s I’m making
Jeffrey L on Feb 4, 2018
For it's dark color
Gary G on Jan 31, 2018
Making cribbage boards and felt the workability makes the cost worthwhile and color would add a nice contrast to the other (oak, maple) woods.
Ken D on Jan 22, 2018
Want to determine the quality.A previous plywood order was marginal. We will see. Thanks
Jeanne M on Jan 21, 2018
for a project
joseph s on Jan 19, 2018
Box project
Theodore G on Jan 19, 2018
Edward M on Jan 19, 2018
Dave on Aug 12, 2018
price is outstanding
Linda B on Aug 11, 2018
My plan calls for 8x4. I can't seem to find that particular size, id really rather not laminate to get the size I need. Is there another size comparable?
Heather T on Nov 3, 2015
Does it come s4s?
Joe B on Aug 25, 2016
Is the 3/4 walnut boards a true 3/4 thick?
Bernard on Jan 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they were!
Are these boards consistently flat from piece to piece? Or should I specify when ordering?
ACeeee on Feb 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I ordered 3 and they were consistently flat. Color and grain was not however.
as an example 3/4 x 5 x 48. is it a true 5 wide or 4.5?
Michael D on Sep 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These are true to the width, an actual 5". All their lumber with specified widths are true measurements.
Is 5" the widest walnut boards you offer?
Thomas D on Sep 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: To my knowledge, 3/4" X 5" is the widest walnut that Rockler has available.
I will be attempting a steam bending project in the near future. Is this Walnut a good candidate? My research indicates I need a piece that has been air dried as opposed to kiln, and not have less than 10% moisture, preferably 20%.
Dale C on Apr 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I cannot answer the question on bending, but the 3 pieces I received have nice grain, are straight and should enhance my project.
Can we use these to build the fronts of the cabinet drawers?
Victor G on Dec 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you glue them together to make a wider piece. They would work great.
Would this be acceptable to use to cut down for pen blanks?
David N on Sep 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's a bit thin for blanks as is, but you could definitely glue up a few pieces to reach your desired thickness.
Are the long edges finished well enough to glue together, or will I need to put them through a joiner first? THX!
Barbara B on Jun 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Barbara: I used some of these two years ago to make a top for a chest. I used biscuits to add strength to the joints and it worked just fine. I don't recall having to do anything to the edges. At best, I might have touched them up with some fine sandpaper but that's about it. I might add that I used three braces on the inside of the top, across the grain, for added support. Hope this helps.
Hi! What is the widest board sold in the walnut? Looking at the photos, I am not sure if the grain runs with / along (parallel) to the length or width?
Andrew L on Apr 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: As far as I know, 5” is the widest board sold online. You can find wider boards in the stores. The grain runs parallel to the edge. In other words it runs with the length.
Can I use this to create a 34" x 96" rectangle by using my biscuit joiner and glue and then using a custom template cut out a table top as my top layer for a custom table I want to make?????
Thad K on Sep 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: As I recall this wood comes in 48 inch order to do what you are describing, you would need to attach the boards end to end. Don’t think that would be a very reliable joint
I would like to buy 8 or 10 ft boards that are 3/4 or 1 inch feet for a dining table overlay. Do you only have 48 inch boards?
FRANK on Aug 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, shipping boards of that length can be prohibitively expensive.

Rockler retail stores do carry additional sizes and lengths if there is one close to you.
I need two pieces of blk walnut, 3/4"x8"x48". Do you have this in stock?
Keith H on Aug 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The widest we sell is 5"
How.much for 8ft long?
Brian G on Aug 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, the longest we sell from the warehouse is 48". If you are near one of our stores, then they have
the longer lengths
I build mountain dulcimers and book-match all parts. Is the grain pattern consistent enough to allow accurate re-sawing?
Jim T on Nov 29, 2019
Are the widths listed true widths or are they smaller?
David on Jul 1, 2018
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