Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Florida Panhandle
Newbie Looking for Black Walnut Information
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.