Latin Name: Juglans spp.
Family: Juglandaceae - the Walnut family
Other Common Name(s): Nogal Blanco, Nogal Criollo, Nogal Silvestre, Nuez Meca, Peruvian Walnut, Tocte, Tropical Walnut
Suitable for Exterior/Interior Use
Interior Use Only
Flooring, Interior Trim, Millwork, Mouldings
Nogal ranges from southern Mexico, Central America, into northern South America.
General Description: This species resembles American Walnut, but the heartwood is generally darker, more of a chocolate-brown and sometimes has a purple streak. The sapwood is clearly demarcated from the heartwood and is very white in color. The grain can be straight to irregular, and the texture is rather coarse.
Price Range ($ least expensive, $$$$$ most expensive):
Weight (lbs/BF): 3.167
Specific Gravity: 0.38-0.50
Modulus of Rupture (psi): 10020
Modulus of Elasticity (1,000 psi): 1055
Side Hardness (lbs): 1080
Nogal must be dried very slowly, and is susceptible to a drying defect called silver streak, which is a silver sheen on the wood. Silver streak is not detectable until the lumber is milled.