Walnut is an exceptionally beautiful and stable hardwood whose traits are strongly defined throughout the history of woodworking. Grain patterns range from straight to varied; providing striking depth when finished in natural to lighter tones. This specie’s native coloration fluctuates from dark brown to a purplish black. Occasionally, portions of the wood may exhibit light brown streaks. As a naturally dark wood specie, Walnut responds in a more subdued manner to most stain colors, though its inherent cellular characteristics make it very receptive to most pigments.