thanks for help on walnut
Thank you both for the help with giving me confidence to use walnut for an exterior project, and the tips on finishing the walnut are well received. As with anything in life, we get what we pay for. I started an heirloom walnut crib for my daughter a month or so before she was due to be born. She had other plans, decided to come be with us the next day, and I really haven't been able to get back to it much since. I have the four posts and 8 rails cut, mortised and tenoned, and shaped, but the rest of the stock seems destined elsewhere in trying to keep business coming in. There will be more at the lumberyard when I'm ready to get back and upsize it to a king size bed. Oh yes, I hear it from all my brothers. But two toddlers now and this economy, just need a little patience, right?