Willamette Valley Walnut
Recognized for its dark range of rich colors and swirling grain patterns, Oregon Walnut is famous among luthiers and fine furniture makers.
Walnut is a very hard wood of intense beauty, with dark chocolate, caramel, and occasional vanilla tones that redden with exposure to sunlight. It makes beautiful flooring, as well as furniture, butcher block, and other interior accents in a wide variety of additional applications.Brought over from England as root stock, Oregon's walnut is not a native species. Many early settlers in Oregon brought the nuts to plant in their new home. That is why it is mainly found in controlled orchard settings, urban yards, and other areas where it has been planted intentionally.
Our walnut lumber is milled from beetle-damaged trees salvaged from backyards and orchards in the Willamette Valley. Many of the walnut trees brought to the Pacific Northwest by early immigrants have become victims of a fast-spreading disease transmitted by beetles, called Thousand Cankers Disease, and have become hazard trees that require removal from backyards. We salvage this wood and turn it into live-edge slabs, butcher block and solid wood surfaces, and other beautiful products.
- 3" through 6" character-grade flooring
- 4/4 through 8/4 hardwood lumber
- Live-edge slabs
- Butcher block and plank-style solid surface