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HIGH QUALITY BUTTERNUT WOOD

The Butternut Tree

Butternut, also known as White Walnut and a close relative to Black Walnut, is slower growing and much less frequently encountered than its well-known cousin.  Butternut prefers moist bottomlands and ravines like Black Walnut, but its lightweight wood is beige-pink in color and is not nearly as sought after for making veneer and furniture.  Its kernel within the fruit gives it the common name of Butternut, as it is sweet and very oily.  The Native Americans reportedly boiled the kernels to extract the oil, which was then used like butter.  The kernels were also pickled in vinegar by the early settlers.

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Butternut Lumber

28206 Commercial Avenue
Barrington, IL  60010

847-381-7200

www.ButternutLumber.com

28206 Commercial Avenue
Barrington, IL  60010

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