Walnut wood has a classic dark brown color with purple or red casts.
Our walnut is not steamed and we do not stain it. Steaming dulls the purples and reds. Staining muddies the depths. Many species of wood are stained "walnut", but nothing from a can rivals the color of natural walnut enlivened by a hand-rubbed oil finish.
Our walnut lumber is selected to our specifications at Irion Lumber.
Thank you so much for the absolutely beautifully made walnut rocking chair you managed to get here in time to rock our twin grandsons visiting from NY City. I apologize for taking so long to write — lots of house guests and the end of the school year for me.
I have scoliosis and frequent back pain as a result. I can go sit in your rocker, and my posture improves. As long as I am rocking, my pain is considerably less. What a welcome surprise!