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#1 posted 10-23-2012 03:07 AM

Here is a picture of Butternut with a description

DESCRIPTION: Butternut is considerably softer and lighter than its close relative, black walnut. The heartwood is light tan with pinkish or amber tones, sometimes with darker brown streaks; the narrow sapwood is white. Butternut has a coarser texture than black walnut. It machines easily, but sanding may cause a fuzzy surface unless fine-grit abrasives are used. It finishes well. The figure is virtually identical to black walnut. Used in light-duty furniture applications, cabinets, paneling and trim, but not for applications where it would be subject to denting or abuse.

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