Or as it’s more commonly known, walnut. The warm tones of walnut have proven to be the most popular of all the timbers I use to make the gentleman’s valets.
I usually finish the valets with oil because it doesn’t obscure the close grain. It does however show the rich browns in the walnut beautifully, darker and sometimes a slightly cold colour at first, soon becoming warmer just from exposure to daylight.
The first image shows the Hatstand Valet in walnut with a dark bronze skull hat rest.