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Posted on question about black walnut

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#1 posted 08-30-2010 11:08 PM

I bought a big load of walnut a while ago and a few of the boards were like that…. I wish there were more. Lovely reds, golds and purples. I like grain and colour, even boards most think of as rejects, so I may be a little off to one side.

I’ve “heard” that commercially kilned walnut is steamed to even out the heart and sapwood to a uniform brown.

I also “heard” that walnut has a greater allowance for sapwood than other hardwoods when graded. They allow for more white on one side of the board

Does anyone “know” more about this? I am a fountain of unsubstantiated, internet generated, knowledge.


Great work captain, the inlay really brings out the reds and purples.

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