Bastogne Walnut, also called Paradox, is a hybrid between Claro and English walnut strains. The trees produce particularly hard wood with exquisite character in both coloring and grain. The colors vary from a light golden yellow to red and dark brown, sometimes even producing streaks of nearly blackish brown. Grain can be straight or irregular, oftentimes displaying fiddleback and curly grain in sections of the wood. Bastogne is generally easy to work with where the grain is straight but can require special attention where highly figured. The wood finishes beautifully and has many uses based on its figure and density. We have a great selection of highly figured Bastogne slabs and boards that can be viewed here.