What to do with 14" walnut

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Forum topic by axionn posted 01-15-2013 09:30 AM 1368 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-15-2013 09:30 AM

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I picked up some walnut this weekend that had been air drying in a barn for 6+ years for about $1.50 / bf. They’re 8/4 , 14” & 9” x 10’. The 9” board has some nice grain, and some really nice figure at the far end of the picture. The 14” seems to be really plain with mostly calm straight grain.

What would you use the 14” for? I’ve thought about cutting some of it up into 2” square blanks to use for legs for a writing desk project I have planned. My wife also want a new hallway sideboard/cradenza similar to this , so I’ve thought about resawing part of it to 1” to get the wide sliding doors. I already have lots of 4/4 air dried walnut in various widths so resawing all of it down into more stock isnt something I’d need.

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#1 posted 01-15-2013 04:28 PM

I will take it if you dont have a project for it, a really nice coffee table something out of the vastness would be nice something just different yet close but really show off the grain to your freinds some with hidden doors and secret places

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#2 posted 01-15-2013 05:22 PM

Use the wide piece for a counter (wonderful butcher block) and the narrow piece for a really nice chair or two.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#3 posted 01-16-2013 03:07 AM

That was a great price for some fine wood!

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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