European walnut burl
Trade name: French walnut
Country of origin: Europe, Asia
Occurrence: The burl is only a „waste product“ of the actual purpose, nut production.
For this purpose, huge walnut plantations are established in California, where the European walnut tree (Juglans nigra) is grafted onto the American walnut tree (Juglans regia). In the process, root burls are formed underneath the graft. These tubers, after the bearing capacity of the trees for nuts is exhausted, are dug up and sold as a „secondary product“.
Uses: European walnut burl is used for the highest quality interior finishes and furniture making. In large quantities for dashboards in the automotive industry and sought after as solid wood for gear knobs. Also used in piano and grand piano construction for high quality instruments.
Properties: Color is light to dark brown, mouse gray, often dark veined. Certain furniture styles were firmly associated with the use of European walnut (e.g. Queen Anne era, GB).
Special features: Logs are usually excavated with the root, as this is used to make the valuable head veneers. Walnut burl occurs in many manifestations: from head veneer to half burl (cluster) to full burl, which is still one of the most expensive and sought-after veneers.
We made this beautiful Gerber Humidor Cube from Walnut Burl some time ago. The Cube is the perfect desk humidor. It allows perfect cigar storage at the relative humidity that is good for your cigars. You can perfectly care for your cigars for long periods of time with an electronic humidifier and some distilled water. Cigar storage in the extra nice way. If you have also fallen in love with walnut burl, just drop me an email for a personalized quote.
Natural product wood
Wood is a natural product, which can has colour differences and growth-related irregularities. Deviations in structure and colour are a quality feature for real wood. Growth, colour, structure and grain are unique in every tree and make every Gerber Humidor unique!
Digital illustrations of the wood samples are always only indicative picture and do not provide a guarantee.
Not all woods are available at all times and suitable for every Gerber Humidor. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.