Inventory - Species:
Claro Walnut
juglans hidsii

Origin: Claro Walnut is found primarily in northern California. It can grow up to 5’ or more in diameter.

Color: Heartwood can range from a light brown to a dark chocolate brown with dark brown streaks. The color can sometimes have a gray, purple, or red hue. The sapwood is an off-white. Claro usually has varying degrees of burly or curly figure and its color is usually variegated.

Janka Hardness: 1130 (medium)

Decay and Weather Resistance: Rated as very durable in regard to decay resistance, but is susceptible to insect attack.

Workability: It is very easy to work with assuming the grain is straight and regular; you may have tearout when using the planer if the grain is irregular. Claro glues, stains, and finishes well. Because of the high demand and limited supply for this beautiful species it can be quite expensive, especially in large sizes.

Uses: Claro Walnut is a very stable wood making it ideal for making wide Nakashima style table tops and gun stocks. It is also used to make various furniture items, cabinetry, musical instruments, veneer, and turned items.



We have over 600 Claro Walnut slabs in stock up to 75" wide, up to 18' long, and up to 4" thick!

Select the thickness you want from teh link in the upper right corner.

We have the largest online inventory or large Claro Walnut slabs in the country.


10,000 natural live edge slabs in stock to schoose from. If you can't find what you need, feel free to reach out to a member of our sales team for more assistance in your search:


Phone: 413.229.7919

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Available in:
4/4 or thinner 5/4 6/4 8/4 10/4 12/4 16/4 or thicker
(select desired thickness)