Huge Air Dried Walnut haul

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Blog entry by Greg Salata posted 02-16-2008 03:52 PM 3472 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine contacted me a while back to inquire if I was interested in a good deal buying his walnut.

Seems he gets news that he has to move with his job and does not want to move the wood.

He had just moved it a year or so prior.

Well I am a sucker for a deal on good wood so I cannot say no.

This walnut was cut about 20 years ago.
It was stickered and air dried.
Mostly 4/4 and 5/4

Air dried walnut is the best!

Here is where we started

walnut stash



A couple friends helped me get all of this wood out of the loft and loaded on the truck and trailer.



After this load, we still had to go back for more.

This is some of the finest walnut I have ever seen.
Absolutely incredible color you cannot get with dried and steamed walnut.
I figure somewhere just over 3000bf
I will probably sell some of it.

I have more than a lifetime supply…...................COOL!

This project was made with from a piece of this walnut.
Only finish is clear shellac.


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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 02-16-2008 04:19 PM

Wow!!!!!!! You are right that is a lifetime supply. I can understand why he didn’t want to move it but it seems a shame to give up on all that gorgeous wood. But lucky you to have a friend like that.

Do you have a place to store it?

Congratulations. I can’t wait to see some projects from this. Walnut is such a wonderful wood to work with.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 02-16-2008 04:23 PM

you won the lottery

nice score

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 02-16-2008 04:38 PM

You had better start looking for some plans for things to build for all those special people when it comes their birthday.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#4 posted 02-16-2008 04:44 PM

All I have to say is congratulations and I hope you work pretty much in walnut. If so you shouldn’t have to spend too much on more wood for a while.


-- Mark

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#5 posted 02-16-2008 06:10 PM

Some people have all the luck!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 02-16-2008 07:10 PM

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! Happy woodworking!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#7 posted 02-16-2008 08:04 PM

Don’t forget to let us know if you want to sell some of this walnut

-- Scott, Kentucky ----- "Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry" Mark Twain

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#8 posted 02-16-2008 08:08 PM

Man alive, my envy meter just pegged!

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#9 posted 02-16-2008 08:16 PM

Wow! being in So. Calif. I know a very nice DRY PLACE where all of that BROWN GOLD can be stored, not sure if you would get all of it back. Great Find

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#10 posted 02-16-2008 09:16 PM

I can’t believe it! What a great treasure. I’m with Rikkor, my envy meter has pegged out!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#11 posted 02-17-2008 12:48 AM

Good for you, that looks like a nice pile indeed.

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#12 posted 02-17-2008 01:19 AM

i thought this was a shareing community , my address is….... lol great score man enjoy it !

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#13 posted 02-17-2008 01:20 AM

Congratulations, Have fun making dust

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#14 posted 02-17-2008 02:29 AM

What a treasure you have found.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 02-17-2008 04:19 AM

Fortunately, we have buildings for storing equipment.
I had to get creative to fit all this inside.
That is why I plan on selling some of it.
My dad asked (jokingly) if we needed to build a new shed for wood storage??

Not a bad thought…....................


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