For the May 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Bob shares his love of Black Walnut, his favorite type of wood for his woodworking projects.
Yesterday I was breaking down some walnut lumber to make leg blanks for a coffee table. This is some of the last of the rough sawn lumber that Dad put up in the rafters about 60 years ago. My brother, Ken, said that Dad bought a pile of walnut and a pile of cherry for $25 each. Over the years it has turned into napkin holders, furniture, candlesticks, and mantel clocks. While I treasure other wood species, I think I have made more things from black walnut than anything else. Let me tell you about my old friend, walnut.
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