|Forum topic by Domer||posted 01-25-2012 01:05 AM||1271 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
01-25-2012 01:05 AM
I have access to several walnut logs that are 8’ + in length and around 10” in diameter. They were cut down about a year ago. They have been stored not resting on the ground but on logs on each end.
We are having them milled to 2 1/2 in slabs.
I want to use them for seats on rustic benches. The seat on the bench will be 12” wide so I will have to edge join at least two slabs to get to the width I want.
In addition I want to build a second bench using the same wood and make the seat 20” wide. So I definitively will want to edge join at least 3 pieces.
Can I use them now or do I have to let them dry more?
My thought is that if I use them now and use the Lee Valley tenon cutters to attach the legs to the walnut slabs bench tops, if there is too much moisture, the walnut longs will clamp down on the log legs and make them really strong joints.
Any thoughts out there.