Originally planted by the Romans for its nuts, Walnut has since been grown for its timber, with its fine and wavy grain. As a deciduous broadleaf tree, Walnuts are native to South East Europe to South West China.
Walnuts tend to grow up to 35 metres (often with a short trunk) and can often be found within the UK in large parks and gardens. The best wood can often be found at the base of the tree, meaning that Walnuts are often dug up rather than felled so that this wood isn’t damaged.
It’s not just furniture that Walnut is prized for. Throughout the centuries, gun makers have used Walnut for rifle and shotgun stocks. In World War II, Walnut was used for the Gewehr 98 and Lee Enfield rifles.
Walnut is a popular wood to use for worktops – for its strength, grain and it’s colour and we enjoy working with it.
Pure Tree Walnut worktops can have a wide ranging colour variation with a mixture of browns and even purples which are made deeper and richer by the kilning process.
All of the wood that we use has FSC certification. This means that we can trace the origin of the wood from the forest to your finished worktop. This ensures the quality of the wood itself and on a wider scale, we know that as a business, we are working ethically with social and environmental benefits.
We offer a range of styles for your Walnut worktop – choose from Block style, Wide Stave, End Grain Block Style and End Grain Wide Stave. Not to mention the choice of grades, offering Nature and Character.
It's all about choice - from the wood to the grade to the finishing touches - create your own bespoke worktop.