Ok, I’m not generally one to gloat but my chances to gloat are very far and few between. Plus this is too good not to share. Who would drive two hours one way for a board? I would! I did and I am glad I did! I managed to score 200+ board feet of air dried walnut. Boards are all 5/4 inch thick, and are 8 inches to over 16 inches wide.
Anyways…I just wanted to share a few shots of the live edge slabs of walnut I brought home yesterday.
Once I check the boards for nails I will run them through the planner. All of this walnut lumber will be dark brown in color with pretty grain quality and nice figuring. There are a couple pieces that have a nice crotch with a lot of figuring.
Next project will be to run these though the planner. I can’t wait to get started and see what comes of these beautiful boards! I will post again soon with pictures after getting a couple boards thru the planner.
See a few of these boards that were ran thru the planner, Walnut Slabs
18 thoughts on “Wood Gloat”
congrats! gloat away! 🙂
thank you Tex!
It will be interesting to see the difference and eventually to see what you make out of it. Years ago we had an old piano made of walnut and it’s a wood I really love.
good evening Cathy! I am going to get the planning a few pieces tomorrow! Can wait to see what it looks like. Wow, a piano made of walnut, I bet it was pretty! I don’t think I have seen a piano made of walnut before, sounds great! 🙂
Gloating about such a find is surely allowed! I bet you’ll have some very happy hours with your new bounty – enjoy!
Looking forward to seeing this wood. Even more so a finished product.
thanks Tim, me too! 😉
thank you, I can’t wait to find a project, other than cutting boards to make something with it. 😉
can’t wait to see the hidden gems inside the boards emerge—:)
Happy Wood Michael 🙂
thank you Julie! 😉
They’re gorgeous! Great score! Can’t wait to see what you make from such interesting pieces, Michael.
thanks Elizabeth, me either! 🙂
Great treasure. You must be thrilled.
Absolutely, can’t wait to work with it 🙂
They sure don’t look like much now, but I know you will eventually turn them into gorgeous works of art. Blessings, Natalie 🙂
No they don’t look like much right now but they will! 🙂
Oh this is so lovely! I wish I would have ever found such nice wood, my trunks would have looked great. (my hobby is medieval stuff so I built all necessary furniture by myself.) I am curious how it looks like when you are finished with it! Greetings, Davina
Hi Davina, this is the first time I have found this much at the same time. I hope to run a few pieces thru the planner today to see how it looks 🙂 Thanks for visiting my site!