The Garden Guide

Book: A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America,1841
Chapter: Section IV. Deciduous Ornamental Trees

Timber of walnut trees

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The timber of this tree is very valuable: when well seasoned it is as durable as the White oak, and is less liable to the attacks of sea-worms, etc., than almost any other; it is, therefore, highly esteemed in naval architecture for certain purposes. But its great value is in cabinet work. Its color, when exposed to the air, is a fine, rich, dark brown, beautifully veined in certain parts; and as it takes a brilliant polish, it is coming into general use in the United States for furniture, as well as for the interior finishing of houses.