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Forum topic by yellowtruck75 posted 06-28-2011 02:30 AM 1533 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-28-2011 02:30 AM

Went to the local hardwood supplier the other day and I couldn’t believe it when they had 8/4 Walnut slabs. Bought them all, 11 in total ranging from 8’ to 12’ in length and ~12” – 15” wide.

Current project, Walnut Low Back Dining Chair

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#1 posted 06-28-2011 02:33 AM

Its only hoarding if you don’t use it. :-)

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#2 posted 06-28-2011 03:10 AM

How much a board foot? Great looking material!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#3 posted 06-28-2011 04:42 AM

I love me some walnut!
That chair is going to be sweet !

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#4 posted 06-28-2011 05:19 AM

i think i need to send you some of mine -that looks SWEET!
wow!...did you do the seat depression with a router? -i need to do that to a slab bench i’m playing with, but did not feel like tackling it with the chainsaw…how do you do that?

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#5 posted 06-28-2011 05:54 AM

thats interesting.
PM me regarding price-I am curious as I have 4-5? logs that are at minimum 36” diameter and 5-10 feet long.

I am curious to know how much they think they are worth. I would love to trade my logs for a pair of entry doors and door frames taken from those logs.
local guys arent interested.

Mine is Black walnut taken locally(2 blocks from home) ends painted and stored in teh shade for 2? years.

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#6 posted 06-28-2011 02:23 PM

I don’t know the exact board feet but I estimate it to be close to 180 which comes to roughly $4 a bf.

The seat was carved with an angle grinder and a Kutzall grinding disc

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#7 posted 07-15-2011 06:30 AM

hmmm…i was just looking at those – are they worth the price – longevity wise?
i used my chain attachment

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