Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: N. Strabane PA (South of Pittsburgh)
Butternut is very light, I've used a good bit for different projects. It looks very much like walnut but light in color and weight. For its weight, it is pretty strong but like walnut it can be kind of splintery. If you are looking for a light weight wood with great strength/weight ratio and is easy to work try some sassafras.