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Walnut Lumber
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Rob Mo.    Posted 06-22-2003 at 12:04:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Gots a ustion for ya'll. I recently had some Walnut sawed into 1x's. I got them stacked in a shed with a 1/2" spacing betweem the boards. To my understanding it will take 6-7 years for them to dry out naturally. Am I correct? One more thing, is there anything I need to spray on them to keep insects off? Not that I am having a problem right now, just in case.

Robert    Posted 06-22-2003 at 12:51:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Four quarter (1") walnut will dry down to about 12% in a year, and it probably won't go much lower than that "unless" you move it into a heated space!! If you are going to build furniture ect.. you want it down to 6 or 7%, so plan on "stickering" it indoors after a year for a couple more months.

I'd want "at least" 3/4" ("dry" stickers) between the boards (but no more than 1" or 1" wide stickers either), and a sticker every two feet or LESS. Keep the pile level and at least 18" off the ground too. If the ground stays damp, put plastic under the pile to keep the bottom layers dry. The space "needs" to have air flowing through it too. Put the "best" boards on the bottom on the pile.

Bugs don't like dry stickered wood, and if it's stickered properly, it will be surface dry in a couple weeks so you shouldn't have any bug problems.


Rob Mo.    Posted 06-22-2003 at 18:58:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have the boards inside a shed that is always dry on pallets. Is that alright or will I have to tear down the pile just to make you happy?

Robert    Posted 06-23-2003 at 15:11:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm happy now :>). BUT, if you want to be happy a year from now, you probably have some work ahead of you!! You don't have to do everything i said in my last post, but every step you skip the quality of the lumber goes DOWN. You decide what YOU want.
BTW, i forgot to say in my last post to also seal the ends of all the boards with "Anchorseal". (made by UC coatings) And NO, paint and all the other things people suggest will NOT work as well!

Clod    Posted 06-22-2003 at 20:09:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
He might be an expert and be 100 percent correct..But if you like,,We can toss it up for a vote here and find out the popular method.That is how we get politicians out of our states and dump them off on the Feds.

Clod    Posted 06-22-2003 at 12:09:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
I dont remember the rules.But do a search on gunstock wood suppliers. You wil likely find out the answers to your questions.They use walnut,They know all about the handleing and processing as the stocks are boards prior to the work done to turn them into rifle stocks.I might find something for you if the boss does not call.

Clod    Posted 06-22-2003 at 12:28:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
The wood thing should be here.

Clod    Posted 06-22-2003 at 12:23:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
just take it from here and you will find a trail to the info.

Clod    Posted 06-22-2003 at 15:32:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
See? Somebody here always has the right answer,They might not have all the answers,,But if they miss one,Some other will hit it.

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