Here is the Walnut, also known as Black Walnut. I use a Superior Grade of lumber picked for grain pattern and even color. It is comprised of the heartwood of the tree. Using this high quality lumber will produce the very best look. You should be aware that other woodworkers may use a lesser grade of wood trying to save money. This will generally produce an inferior looking piece. Steaming is a common practice used on Walnut in an attempt to try to even out the color between heartwood and sapwood. Sapwood is much lighter. I understand that when you consider one of my lazy susans for your beautiful walnut dining room table, it must be as good a quality as the table it will be displayed on. Other items you must consider are service and timely shipping. Does it annoy you when you hear your order will be shipped in 6 to 8, maybe even 12 weeks? When you pay top dollar for one of my pieces, you are assured of not only a high quality piece of furniture, you will also receive top quality service. My commitment to you is that in most circumstances lead time will be limited to one week or less from date of order to ship date. I am often asked “What size susan would be good for my table?” Well, if it’s going to be a decorative susan, then it can be any size you like. However, if it’s to be a functional piece, I like to recommend a minimum of 12 to 14 inches of “plate room” all the way around the susan. A good way to see how this would look is to make yourself a circle pattern out of paper. Click here for an easy way to make one. Then place it on your table and arrange some place settings around it. This will give you a very good idea as to how your susan will fit once you recieve it. Custom sizes are available. Simply email me for a speedy quote.