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post #1 of 3 Old 07-30-2008, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Good afternoon. This looks like an interesting site with many experienced wood workers. I think that I will put this on my "favorites" list. I am an experienced woodworker who has never before worked with large pieces of black walnut.

I have been collecting black walnut boards for many years. The newest that I have has been in my garage for over two years. These all 3/4" finished two sides. As my garage is neither heated nor air conditioned these boards are in what I consider an uncured state. That is they have not been dried.

I know (unfortunately from experience) that oak and some other woods will split and/or shrink after being made into furniture and taken into an air conditioned environment. Therefore I know to take all of my oak into the house for at least two months before I use it.

Do black walnut boards have this same problem? Should I store them inside for a period of time before use or is it safe just to build the piece of furniture without waiting?

All information will be greately appreciated.

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Hey George,welcome to the site.Is you're shop outside or just you're wood storage?
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My shop is my garage, which I can air condition.

I use the a/c when working in there for long periods. Would be rather expensive to run the a/c long enough to cure the woods.

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