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Figured Walnut Shuttle

Figrued Walnut Shuttle Bottom

Figured Walnut Wood\

 

Walnut is a lovely chocolate brown. Figured Walnut has a wavy grain and a medium to coarse texture. The figure results in light and dark bands due to chatoyance, which no picture can do justice.  In your hands the wood patterns almost shimmer and the bands reverse light and dark when viewed from the opposite angle. Figured Walnut looks better if the shuttle is big enough to display the pattern.  The shuttle in the pictures is 2-3/4"  Walnut has moderate strength and is springy. It has high stability. See Wood Terms for an explanation of terms.