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post #1 of 4 Old 02-28-2012, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Question Need ideas for White Walnut / Butternut

I have just recieved some very large pieces of wood and need ideas what to do with them.

I just got a piece of butternut (white walnut) and it is gorgeous but I have no idea what to make out of it. I got it for free along with several other species. The board is 1 5/8" Thick, 9 feet long and varies in width around 8-9 inches. It has bark on each side still attached which shows the white outer grain. Any ideas?
I do have access to a stubborn CNC machine and have access to or own most power tools.

I also have one each of the following: Cherry, Ash, Oak, Soft Maple, and Hard Maple. I have plans for the Cherry but non of the rest. Need ideas!

I will post a picture tomorrow hopefully.
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I'd bet that butternut would look great as a mantle piece. It's really all up to you though. As a heads up, some people hate posts like these because it's not our decision. But definitely post pictures of what you have, and what you do with it in the end!

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Here is a picture of the wood before going into the kiln. You can see the water coming out after thawing (was frozen, I'm in Wisconsin). Sorry it took so long, it wouldn't let me upload the other day.
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Make what you need or what you want. I used butternut for an interior door...it's fairly light, so its condusive for things like that.
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