Reply by TheWoodsman

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Walnut trees

View TheWoodsman's profile


65 posts in 2925 days

#1 posted 03-30-2011 01:22 AM

Herb is giving good advice. Anything with bark still on will attract the bugs first.

Also, in log form large cracks will form and every board later sawn from the log will include these big cracks. If you coat the end as soon as the logs are cut and get the logs sawn within a few weeks you may avoid any cracking at all. I have red oak lumber which I did this too and they didn’t crack at all. The ends are usable right out to the last inch. I generally use up any old oil based paint or varnish on the ends first and when I run out of that I use Anchorseal. I always use a couple good coats on the log ends. I tried latex before but water based paint doesn’t stick well to logs ends that are wet. It just flakes off.

-- I'm the Woodsman . . . the four-wheelin', tree-farmin', custom-furniture-makin' descendant of Olaf "The Woodcutter" Ingjaldsson.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics