|Forum topic by Jerry||posted 1453 days ago||1032 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
1453 days ago
I have a question, I might be buying a bunch of lumber off of CL. The guy has about 250 bf of some sort of wood he claims is walnut. Along with the pile he is also throwing in all his other wood which is about 250 more bf mixed with some maple, some oak, old “barn wood” and who knows what else. The walnut is what I am after. I told him I would give him 400.00 for the whole pile of wood to include the walnut. I did give the fella some money down.
My question is this, I brought a couple of the “supposedly” walnut boards home to the shop. Looked like walnut til I sat the board right next to a walnut board we have at the shop that we buy from our local lumber company. The two boards look real similar in grain but the board I brought home from that wood pile is distinctly more red then the walnut board I have. The red in the wood will not work at all for my upcoming job because the lady does not want any red in the color and this is going to be completed with a natural finish.
Is it possible the wood from that guy is something else other than walnut. Maybe it is Mahogany or something. Is any walnut ever red in color. The 400.00 deal is great but I am not sure that I have an extra 400 to throw into wood that cannot be used on my customer’s project.
-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net