Claro Walnut (Juglans hindsi) is a unique Walnut species that grows right around the area where Cook Woods is located. Combining beautiful violet and brownish black streaks with the browns of Eastern walnut (Juglans Nigra), Claro Walnut has been favored for high end rifles and shotguns by many over the years. They are also used for guitars of various kinds and many other applications including fine furniture, boxes, and high quality turned items. Most of the supply originates in orchards as either production walnut trees (English grafted to the Claro roots) or wind row trees to slow the wind and show property lines (Claro without graft). Claro Walnut is a beautiful wood that is in high demand and short supply. It is dense but works and finishes well with the use of a grain sealer.
This beautiful material was cut from several hand picked stumps. The wood was freshly cut as of June 2017 and wax sealed to preserve the quality. It is ideal for twice turning. This wood also features a nice range of colors with good figure. Hand pick your beautiful piece!