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Our Butternut Inventory
We have over 25 Butternut slabs in stock online in sizes that usually range:
- Up to 45" wide
- Up to 12' long
- Up to 3" thick
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.
We are one of the biggest and oldest suppliers of large natural live edge wood slabs in the country.
We have over 10,000 kiln dried live edge slabs in stock with nearly 50 species to choose from. In our inventory we have slabs up to 75" wide, up to 20' long, and up to 8" thick.
If you can't find what you need online, please contact one of our knowledgeable sales representatives for assistance in your search.
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