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Botanical Name:

Juglans spp.



Other Names:

Peruvian Walnut, Tropical Walnut

Tree Height:

30-60 ft

Tree Diameter:

2-3 ft

Weight at 12% moisture content:

37 lbs./ft.3

Growing Regions:

Southern Mexico, Central and South America

General Characteristics:

Nogal stands out against other temperate walnut species, with a deep chocolate brown color, and sometimes a purplish hue. Nogal may also contain streaks of lighter wood mixed throughout the heartwood, sometimes leading to a high degree of waste. Nogal’s grain is usually straight (but can be irregular), and features a medium to coarse texture and good natural luster.


Furniture, cabinetry, veneers, flooring, musical instruments, and interior trim

Working Properties:

Nogal is typically easy to work, provided the grain is straight and regular. Planer tearout can sometimes be a problem when surfacing pieces with irregular or figured grain. Nogal also glues, stains and finished well.

Suitable Substitutes:

None Mentioned.


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