Black Walnut is one of the most sought after domestic hardwoods in the United States. It is highly prized for the deep rich brown color variations of its heartwood and the wealth of figures, from butts and burls to fiddleback, crotch, leaf, stripe, curly and more. It has long been considered a premier domestic hardwood for cabinets, gunstocks stair parts and more.
Lumber manufacturers have enjoyed a significant increase in Walnut in their businesses over the past couple of years. While Walnut is higher priced than some other species, typically slightly more than American Cherry, this does not seem to be a large deterrent. Basically, it seems that for those who want a more unique look with one of the most beautiful available hardwoods they are willing to pay a little extra.
This is definitely the case in Walnut stair parts. Woodstairs.com offers stair parts and railing components in all available hardwood species and wrought iron. Over the last few years, we have seen a dramatic increase in the demand for Black Walnut stair parts, which previously we had not stocked as standard. We are in the process of changing this policy because of this trend and although Walnut stair parts have always been available to our customers, within a month they will be a standard component on our site, easily selected from our dropdown menus.
The largest factor in the price of Black Walnut is the limited availability of the wood and the fact that it is prone to knots, therefore, clearer boards are hard to come by. Still, the price is usually not cost prohibitive for those discriminating customers who want the rich luxurious colors and grains available in this exquisite wood species.
Woodstairs.com is one of the few retailers of stair parts online who offer Black Walnut components. Walnut stair parts are only considered custom because until recently we haven’t actually stocked them in our warehouses. However, we are slowly accumulating these components with each run because of the increased demand. However, the manufacturing price has always been the same for us, the only difference being the additional cost for the lumber.