Butternut (Juglans cinerea)
can be found in the south east United States and into
southern Ontario and Quebec. Butternut can normally
be found along clearings and the edge of forests.
The tree itself grows quite tall sometimes reaching
one hundred feet tall and 3 feet in diameter.
In general butternut has a white or light brown sapwood
with brown or chestnut heartwood.
Butternut is easy to work with and takes a finish
Commonly used for:
- mill work
Butternut is also known as:
- White Walnut
- Oil Bean Nut
Butternut is not known to have any toxic characteristics.