After introducing our Deluxe range of timber work tops in February 2013, they’ve gone on to become some of the most popular items in our range. After introducing you to the new Deluxe Iroko worktops last week, it’s now time to have a look at our other tantalising new timber: Deluxe Black American Walnut.
Whilst our standard range of worktops are constructed from 40mm staves, the Deluxe collection has extra-wide 90mm staves. This unique construction allows you to fully appreciate the timber’s grain and rich colouration whilst enjoying the textural variation of altering stave lengths. After working closely with our manufacturer in Europe, we’re finally able to offer this excellent product in an American Walnut timber, which looks simply magnificent. Starting as a rather lovely chocolate brown, some staves darken to be almost black over time – hence the name.
An incredibly versatile tree, American Walnut (scientifically known as Juglans Nigra), grows to around 40M tall and generally lives for up to 200 years. It bares the nut that is widely used in bakery goods, ice-cream and other confectionary. The tree also contains ‘Juglone’, which is a mild toxin that can poison other nearby plants. Because of this, you’ll often find American walnut standing in relatively solitary confinement in its natural habitat of Middle America (it’s a perfectly safe and hygienic kitchen worktop though, so don’t worry!)
If you’d like to see this luxurious option up-close, why not order one of our worktop samples – they’re only £5 including delivery. If you then go on to order a worktop from us, you’ll get the cost of the sample refunded on a one-for-one basis. Too good to miss!