We’ve featured our standard black American walnut worktops as a previous worktop of the month, but this timber is so utterly gorgeous that once wasn’t enough! We simply couldn’t resist featuring it’s more luxurious Deluxe variant this month.
We introduced Deluxe Black American Walnut worktops alongside the new iroko equivalent at the end of April, and since then they have become a very popular worktop option indeed.
Featuring approximately 50 extra-wide 90mm staves – rather than the 40mm staves that make up our standard solid wood worktops – the unique construction of these opulent worktops means that you can fully enjoy the beautiful textural variation of American walnut’s grain and its characteristically rich colour.
American walnut (Juglans Nigra) is an elegant and versatile tree that, when mature, reaches heights of up to 40m tall. Moreover, the tree can live for 200 years or more – impressive! Age and height aside, you’re also likely to be very familiar with the tree’s nut: the walnut. It’s widely used in baking, tasty ice-cream and other sweets and confectionary.
The black walnut is not all sweetness and light, though: the tree also contains ‘Juglone’ when alive, which is a mild toxin that can poison nearby plants, acting as a defence mechanism that allows black American walnut trees plenty of space for their roots to grow. Because of this, you’ll often find these trees standing alone rather than amongst a variety of other vegetation. But never fear, they’re perfectly safe when enjoyed in worktop form!
Black American walnut worktops really are a treat: these worktops look simply stunning in a variety of kitchen settings – both modern and classic. The dark hues of the timber works really well with lighter coloured cabinet frontals, and deserves pride of place in any kitchen lucky enough to have it.
If you fancy seeing black American walnut up-close, then consider ordering one of our worktop samples. They’re only £5 including delivery, and are made of the exact same stock as our actual worktops. If – after receiving the sample – you then go on to place an order with us, we’ll refund you the cost on a one-for-one basis.