Black Walnut Wood
(Juglans nigra). This is a wood very suitable for cabinet-making; indeed, it has been used to so great an extent for that purpose in the United States, that it has become scarce and almost as dear as good mahogany.
When straight-grained and dry it dresses well, leaving the plane with a firm, silky surface; and it is otherwise easily worked, and glues in a perfectly reliable manner. The colour of the wood is a dark and somewhat dull brown, not particularly pleasing in appearance. But for furniture which is to be ebonised (stained black), black walnut is perhaps more suitable than any other available wood.
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