Walnut tree desk
Picture: Nov 2011
A few words
alnut tree is quite suitable for cabinet work. It is indeed rather free of stress, and mechanically stable over time against temperature and humidity changes. Besides it is reasonably hard, provides a smooth finish and may display nice dark vein contrasts.
Walnut tree is abundant around Grenoble, related to a long-standing walnut production. Its wood has therefore been long used for doors to buildings and flat and cabinet making in the area.
- Musée Dauphinois,
hosting in Grenoble a permanent collection of wooden furniture.
- Hache family dynasty of cabinet making and wooden flooring in Grenoble (French). The dynasty started in the 17th century and culminated in the 18th century with Jean-François Hache.
- Scierie La Lèze: a sawmill located at l'Albenc, close to Grenoble, and selling good-quality walnut tree wood.