Walnut is a common American wood, and really more of
a specialty (for miniSpinners) than a true exotic.
is very nice to work with and is often very dark and a masculine
wood. It looks terrific with maple, as you can see below.
A particularly distinctive piece of walnut; this miniSpinner
now lives in Switzerland. This would be an example of a Select
grade miniSpinner. Most walnut is
uniformly dark and lacks
the dramatic light wood present in this piece.