Description: Butternut is a unique species that has honey color. It is similar to Walnut in species and grain, but not color. It is a fairly soft wood that is easy to work with and takes finish very well. These characteristics are what make Butternut Wood Countertops a conversation piece in any kitchen.
Alternate Trade Names: White Walnut
Origin: North America
Color: Light to medium tan and brown, red tint
Janka Hardness: 490 very low, dents easily
Butternut Facts: The bark from Butternut trees were used by early settlers to dye clothing because the bark provided a yellow and orange dye. The sap from the tree can make sugar and syrup very similar to a maple tree. Butternut is frequently used for church altars, carving, interior trimming, boxes and crates.