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Forum topic by athomas5009 posted 09-28-2014 04:08 PM 1212 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-28-2014 04:08 PM

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Lately I been loosely keeping an eye out for some darker lumber with some natural pop in it. My first thoughts were possibly some cocobolo but after seeing what it runs a bf ive been looking for cheaper options. While searching the web the other day I ran across some Missouri Ozarks black walnut. The color and grain looks insane. Pic Is below. Is there something about Missouri Ozarks walnut that makes it look so different from other walnut boards I’ve seen?

http://m.ebay.com/itm?itemId=111463259475!

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#1 posted 09-28-2014 04:23 PM

At $25 a bdft, what’s not to like?......... Jerry (in Tucson)

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#2 posted 09-28-2014 04:29 PM

I think those boards are harvested from younger trees.

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#3 posted 09-28-2014 05:33 PM

No! It’s the same black walnut that you can buy anywhere. It’s laughable that they market that as “Ozark black walnut”, the true Ozark area produces horrible walnut trees. Soil is completely wrong for growing walnut. Those board have napth poured over them and then immediately had a pic taken.

If you want great walnut grain, get the crotch of a walnut tree and have it sawn up.

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#4 posted 09-28-2014 07:53 PM

I will say that the grain pattern in that Walnut is really nice, but pricey. I don’t know how the Ozarks differ from the Ouchita mountains in central Arkansas, but I have a good bit of black walnut harvested here that is truly stunning. What makes the Ozarks worse than my area mporter?

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#5 posted 09-28-2014 08:24 PM

Ozarks have an acidic sandstone soil that walnuts hate. Walnuts need a silt loam to grow properly. The sellers area is nowhere near the Ozarks.

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#6 posted 09-28-2014 08:41 PM

Hmmm, good to know. You learn something new every day. Thanks!

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#7 posted 09-28-2014 08:57 PM

Poplar Bluff is right on the edge of what is considered the Ozarks or Ozark Mountains or Ozark Plateau. The area covers most of the southern half of the state all the way up to where I live just south of St. Louis. I would say that walnut pictured is just from the crotch area of a big branch or double trunk. I have wood that I harvested from the “ozarks” that would look just like that with some mineral spirits on it.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#8 posted 09-28-2014 09:10 PM

Alright then, from the responses so far it sounds like my initial thoughts weren’t too far off. Nothing special about Missouri walnut. The seller just happens to be selling a board with some nice grain and might have went far enough to enhance it with a little MS so it really looked nice for the pic.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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