Driftwood Walnut Plank Style
Driftwood Walnut Edge Grain
Driftwood Walnut Wood Countertop with Faux Live Edge
COLOR / GRAIN VARIATION

Low

HARDNESS

COLOR

Typical: Grey, brown

SPECIES BACKGROUND

Black Walnut’s scientific name is Juglans nigra. “Juglans” is from the two latin words “Jovis” meaning Jupiter and “glans” meaning nut. The word is used most likely in reference to the ancient common name for walnut fruit: Nut of Jupiter. “Nigra” is latin for dark or black. From the time of ancient Greeks until well into modern European history, walnuts symbolized fertility and were strewn at weddings. Just the opposite, in Romania, brides who wished to delay childbearing placed into the bodice of their wedding dresses one walnut for each year they hoped to wait.

WHERE IT GROWS

Throughout Eastern U.S., but principal commercial region is the Central states. Average tree height of 100 to 150 feet.

AVAILABILITY

Good

ORIGIN

North America

DESCRIPTION

Driftwood goes through a unique bleaching process to give it an aged look.

DID YOU KNOW ?

American Indians used the husk from the Black Walnut’s immature fruit to dye their homespun cloth. The immature husk yields an indelible yellow dye that becomes an indelible black dye as the husk begins to deteriorate.