Inventory - Species:
Juglans Cinerea
Available in:
5/4 6/4 8/4 12/4 16/4 or thicker
(1 ¼") (1 ½") (2") (3") (4"+)
(select desired thickness)


Origin: Butternut trees are found in the northeastern section of Canada and the eastern United States extending all the way south to Arkansas and west to North Dakota. This species is a part of the Walnut family

Color: The sapwood of Butternut is usually narrow and off-white in color. The heartwood is a light to medium brown with a satiny straight grain.

Janka Hardness: 490 (soft). Slightly harder than Basswood.

Decay and Weather Resistance:  It is rated as having low to moderate decay resistance and is susceptible to insect attack.

Workability: Butternut is easy to work with by hand and with machine tools. It is fairly easy to dry and once dry is very stable. It does have a tendency to leave some fuzzy surfaces after planning or sanding so sharp cutters and fine-grit sand paper is recommended. Butternut nails/screws, glues, stains, and finishes well.

Uses: It is a soft wood, ideal for carving wood. It is also used for furniture and interior trim.


To view available slabs listed in our website inventory. Click on a desired thickness listed in the chart to the right. Keep in mind we only have about 1/10th of our inventory listed online, so feel free to reach out to a member of our sales team for more assistance in your search: