Still, black walnut's used on many American factory rifles, especially plainer, straight-grained
The stock and forearm of my Hunter Lite are an attractive but relatively straight-grained
walnut with a nice semigloss finish.
I fell in love with the fleur-de-lis checkering, the straight-grained
walnut, the sleek swooping trigger guard, and even the white spacer caps and super-high-gloss lacquer that didn't stand up to the whims of style and time.
The soft aromatic straight-grained
wood is easily worked and finishes well, so it used for veneer, boxes, and containers.
Obviously, some walnut stocks are very plain, and some are very fancy, but even a plain, straight-grained
piece of walnut can be sanded buttery-smooth and will accept a variety of finishes that, to my eye, make it beautiful.
The sample gun was stocked in a matte-finished straight-grained
, medium-brown walnut checkered in a bordered pattern at 18 lines per inch.
Knots alter the strength capabilities by replacing straight-grained
wood, which is considered to have ultimate strength qualities.
Chestnut trees also produced fine lumber: straight-grained
, resistant to decay, easy to split for stove and furnace, made for finishing into elegant furniture, excellent for planks and dimension lumber.
The award-wining wood, described as straight-grained
and medium textured, is touted as a sustainable alternative for a variety of hardwoods, including mahogany and sapele.
The finishes are fantastic, the veneers, for example, come from a single tree and are available in classic burrs like Walnut, Elm or straight-grained
Malabar or Dark Wenge.
The wood glues and finishes well and is straight-grained
with medium texture.
The stock is of straight-grained
semi gloss-finished walnut, shaped to rather good dimensions that ought to fit many shooters.