ROCKPORT by reSAWN TIMBER co. features wide plank plain sawn select or character grade American Black WALNUT prefinished with matte polyurethane for flooring or wall cladding. The wide face width showcases the full character and grain pattern that black walnut has to offer.
American Black Walnut is a heavy, strong wood defined by its rich deep browns and beautiful figure. PLAIN SAWN boards are produced by cutting tangentially to a tree’s growth rings producing the familiar “cathedral” or “flame” pattern on the board face. The annual growth rings are generally at a 0° – 30° angle to the face of the board.
The grain pattern of black walnut is mostly straight and open, but some boards have burled or curly grain.
Contains prominent variations in coloration and varying characters. The following are not admitted: broken knots over 1” in diameter, large grub worm holes; and splits extending through the piece. Open characters such as checks and knot holes are allowed and will be filled if floor is specified as prefinished. Allowances include: sticker stain; varying wood characteristics, such as flag worm holes, heavy streaks, checks, and worm holes; and an occasional dark machine burn across the face not exceeding 1⁄2” wide. 1Character and Select definitions are from NWFA/NOFMA grading rules
A flooring product with coloration variations produced by differences of natural heartwood and sapwood, along with characters described. The face may contain: unlimited sound sapwood; slight imperfections in milling; a small tight knot every 3’; pin worm holes; burls and a reasonable amount of slightly open checks. Brown streaks should not extend the entire length of a piece. Two flag worm holes to every 8’ are permitted. Slight imperfections in face work (torn grain) admitted. An intermittent, brown machine burn across the face not exceeding 1⁄4” width admitted. 2Character and Select definitions are from NWFA/NOFMA grading rules