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#1 posted 08-30-2010 06:00 PM

Plane a little down and wipe with some mineral spirits. Air dried and aged walnut has a very reddish hue to the top fibers.

That said, some black walnut heartwood is very reddish, but you won’t be able to tell until you clean it up some. Or you may not have black walnut, you’re right on the cusp of where it’s natural range ends.

Even if it has a reddish hue can you afford to pass on 250 bf of Walnut for $1.60 a foot with a bunch of other barn wood thrown in? Even with the higher than normal waste percentage of walnut you’re stealing it.

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