Black Walnut Rounds


This afternoon a good friend and I cut 2 foot off of a Black Walnut log that is 17 inches in diameter and cut 10 Walnut rounds. Each round was cut 2-1/4 inch thick.


I will store these in my shop, stacked with wooden spacers between each piece so that air is able to pass between them. I will rotate them serveral times a month until they are dry. Drying could take a long a 6 to 10 months.


The color looks great on these and as they dry they will darken.


They will make great cutting boards, serving boards, cheese boards or plate chargers! These will be available on my One of a Kind page once they are dry.  Below is a picture that shows how these can be used to serve your favorite food!

I hope you enjoy your weekend!

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The above photo was taken by Bob Bernotsky at That_Paleo_Guy




24 thoughts on “Black Walnut Rounds

  1. Gorgeous! I’m so glad to see you cutting more.
    Do you still have a round with a live edge saved for me, Michael? If you do, please shoot me an email with the details.
    Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mom’s in your family. I know you have something delicious planned for them. ❤ E

    • Hello Elizabeth! I have a Walnut round saved for you from the initial batch I cut in January. I checked the moisture content on them this past Sunday and they are at 14% so only a bit more drying until I can work them. Happy Mother’s Day to you and your daughter!!!

    • I am going to do my best to keep them from splitting. I cut 17 inch round thick card board this after noon to cover each end on all pieces. Then I placed them into a box with sawdust. A good friend does this and it minimizes the splitting and cracking. It will take longer for them to dry but we will see what happens. The Walnut rounds I cut in January and posted about in February are drying nicely doing this. A few splits and cracks but like it I have seen just stacking with sticks between them. Here is the link to my February post, most all of them still look like the pictures at the bottom of this post. Enjoy your weekend Bob!! 🙂

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