Walnut in Cars

Walnut is the traditional wood for car interiors, and while most of the industry has moved on to the use of plastics and composite materials, it has never completely gone out of favour with carmakers at the luxury end of the market.

Even today, the association of Walnut with quality and style has caused Jaguar Cars to sponsor a new planting of Walnut trees in the new British National Forest. The 'Walnut Walk' has been established by the Forestry Commission on 10 hectares (about 25 acres) of the site at Lount in Leicestershire.

This rather garish dashboard was made from American Black Walnut, and while a nicely crafted piece does not really do justice to the potential of the wood.

Dashboard in Walnut
Black Walnut Dashboard