We’d like to re-introduce you to one of TerraMai’s stand out wood species: Rock Walnut. Exceptionally durable, Rock Walnut displays a complete rainbow of rich, dark brown to reddish hues. This species is ethically harvested across Central and South America, and can be used for myriad applications with a natural beauty that shines through in our modular and acoustic panels.
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Meet: Rock Walnut
Traits: Clean grain and particularly enduring, with subtle tones. A complex, but gentle giant.
Appearance: A mature constellation of ruby glimmers fanning out into ribbons of mahogany tones and into bronze accents.
Reclamation method: Water reclaimed. Decades ago, huge, ancient forests in South America and Africa were flooded, creating reservoirs for water storage and power generation. Below these man made lakes is an abundance of amazing tropical woods, perfectly preserved. Tropical woods are valued for their looks, strength and durability, however, many are illegally harvested, endangering the rainforest habitat. TerraMai raises these submerged giants to the surface while working in collaboration with local communities.
Experts are sent out in boats with water resistant harvesting tools, dive under the water, and reclaim the riches these flooded forests provide. Water reclaimed is an ecologically friendly alternative to obtaining tropical woods where no living trees are cut. Rock Walnut is not our only water reclaimed wood species; look for the badge below on our website to find our other amazing water reclaimed woods.
Look for our Water Reclaimed badge to find which tree species are ethically harvested with this method
Uses: With incredible durability and strength, Rock Walnut is ideal for industrious applications like flooring and table tops. However, the sophisticated shades of this enduring tropical giant make it a wonderful choice for any installation imaginable.
With natural beauty and luster, Rock Walnut will make your next design gleam with vitality and style. Find your samples here.