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750 bd/ft of Walnut Down for a 3 Year Nap

Posted on September 12th, by Andy Brownell in Wood. 2 comments

So here is a quick gallery of the cut and stacked lumber from the walnut tree cut a few weeks ago. Grain looks awesome. Pieces range from 5′ – 10′ long, 10″-34″ wide and are cut at 5/4, 9/4 and 16/4 thick to allow for shrinkage as they dry. Everything is flat, stickered and will be covered and sealed shortly.
Now all we need is time, somewhere around 3 years for the thick stuff to be ready.

Patience and time will tell, as is the case with any tree cut and milled from a yard. Fall of 2015 seems like a long way off. It worked the first time around with the maple tree I had cut which is now my split-top Roubo workbench. My co-worker (owner of this pile) is likely to get something nice in 2016. Talk about a long term investment.

Need to get past the impending Zombie Apocalypse first.

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