thm655321 wrote:The did not say, I am not a wood expert so I thought "nut wood" referred to something specific. I will follow up though.
Its Walnut, that is public information. However, there are a few Walnut subspecies, commonly divided in three categories Black (Arizona Black, California Black, Texas Black, Hinds Black, Black) English/Persian and White (Butternut). Out of these, White cannot be because is rare, expensive and some of its subspecies are endangered, its definitely not black, so that leaves us with English/Persian walnut, this is the type used in the Lelit Bianca. Now, the biggest harvesters of English/Persian Walnut are the USA, France, Turkey, Greece, Romania, Ukraine, Iran, India and China and this is where it gets tricky, as the wood color and density can vary from country to country and even in the same country.
To complicate things more, Im certain that Lelit wont have direct contact with the Walnut harvesters, they should buy their wood from a supplier and the supplier from an importer and the importer from a wholesale distributor that possibly buys wood from different areas... In short, to buy the same wood will be very difficult...
Just buy English/Persian Walnut and experiment with light stains, I honestly think its not even stained.