advice re. old rough cut 15"x12' black walnut planks
Recently I cleared out a barn on my mother's property and found several planks of black walnut. Four of the planks are about 15" wide and 1 1/4" thick; two of those four are 12' long. The other two are more like 8' long.
In addition I found an amazing bookshelf: 18" deep x 49"wide x 84" tall also made out of black walnut. The shelves are made from single planks. One of the planks on the back of the unit must be close to 24" wide. The unit has significant damage. I am sure a skilled craftsman could turn it into a stunningly beautiful piece of furniture, but I do not know how much work would be involved.
Lastly, I found about 7 planks of rough cut black walnut: each is about 10" wide x 1 1/4" thick X 6' or 7' long.
Unfortunately I am not a woodworker. Can anyone offer advice regarding the value of the lumber and a strategy for getting the best price for these items.
If this forum allows it and there is an interest, I can post pictures.
Thank you in advance,
ps. I hope this is not an inappropriate post for this forum.