Color variation in steamed walnut

Q. We have been buying steamed walnut, but the latest batches seem to have more color variation and the sapwood is really white. I know that the company steams the walnut, but what is the reason for this poorer color?

Color of steamed walnut

Q. We buy steamed walnut. Sometimes we love the results. Other times, the color is not very uniform. What should we use to judge the customer's steaming process?

Rethinking CNC's role in transforming walnut into furniture

Designer Vincent Pocsik has debuted a line of furnishings of walnut, carved – Pocsik is skilled in digital fabrication –  at his Los Angeles studio, and ebonized or finished naturally with oil.
Brass insets unify the striking line, which includes dining, coffee, and occasional tables, stools, and a cutting board.

A Walnut Table Prototype Using 3D Printing

This is my first exploration into 3d-printed furniture components. The goal is to come up with a system of simple wood pieces and 3D connectors that can be easily assembled to make a variety of furniture types.
By Vera Shur