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Forum topic by GEdmonds posted 11-04-2014 09:17 PM 710 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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GEdmonds

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11-04-2014 09:17 PM

Topic tags/keywords: walnut

Well, I screwed up. Not uncommon for me, but…

Have a walnut cabinet/bar about 3/4 finished. Problem is I ran out of walnut. All of the walnut used on this project was obtained at the same time and has been sitting for several years. Now I will be getting more to complete the project.

But what issues will I face and how best to overcome? Moisture? Shrinkage?

Any wisdom out there?

-- Life is hard; it's harder when you are stupid - John Wayne


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#1 posted 11-04-2014 09:34 PM

As long as the wood you get is property dried, letting it acclimate a couple of weeks in your shop should be all you need to worry about.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#2 posted 11-05-2014 09:29 PM

Thank you!

-- Life is hard; it's harder when you are stupid - John Wayne

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#3 posted 11-05-2014 10:40 PM

Bring a piece of scrap with you to try and match the color. Walnut has a large variation in color from tree to tree, so if you spend a few extra minutes selecting a matching color, you won’t be able to tell later on.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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