Our Claro Walnut Side Grain tables and counters are built with the edge grain facing up in parallel strips typically measuring between 3/4" and 1-1/4". Side grain construction makes a hard and stable surface ideal for tables and countertops. Claro walnut ranges in color from creamy white and light brown to dark chocolate brown. The wood develops a rich patina as it ages. The grain pattern is generally straight but can have curly grain producing attractive and decorative figuring. Tops are made to order with cut-outs, curving and shaping available. Staggered butt joints may be used on tables longer than 8'.