This is a slab from the base of a walnut tree where Claro Walnut and English Walnut were grafted together.
Anyway I just absolutely love this slab and I have been saving it for a long time. It was given to me by a friend. I finally pulled it out to resaw it. I plan on creating bookmatched panels for the front of a cabinet.
Grafting, for those who may not know (and I’m no expert) is basically splicing two species of trees together to help with the propagation of the desired species. For example, if Claro Walnut has a hearty root structure and does better in your local soil, but you want to grow English Walnut, you can graft the it onto the Claro Walnut base (as I understand it).
And here it is sliced in half!
Look how creepy these are… they look like monsters!
I think this will be the final orientation for the cabinet doors. I don’t want to scare anybody:
Thanks for looking. I will work on this project periodically as I have time but its not at the top of my priority list. I have several other projects in the works. I just couldn’t wait any longer to see what it looked like. I haven’t even designed the cabinet yet. But as always I will keep you posted.
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