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    Black Walnut Slabs

    I am trying to find the impossible it seems.

    I am looking for large bw slabs to build a table out of (like a dining room table). The final dimensions are to be 40"-48" wide X 8.5' long X 3" thick. I want the top to be made out of no more than 2 slabs...same with the uprights (slab legs).

    I have found a few folks out west that want to sell to me, but I would rather find it in NC if possible. Any suggestions?
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    Re: Black Walnut Slabs

    Kyle, a member here. http://www.sawmillnc.com/
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    Re: Black Walnut Slabs

    The last time I was at Kyle's he definately had what you are hunting for and if I remember correctly, his came from California too! It was certainly some beautiful wood.

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    Re: Black Walnut Slabs

    Hey Rod,

    I don't have anything that is 8.5' long and 3" thick that is 48" wide from 1 or 2 slabs.

    the kicker here is 3" thick and DRY. You will pay a significant premium for material that is dry and 22-24" wide.

    I do have some walnut logs that are 24" wide and 12 feet long. I may also have some shorter slabs in the 2" range 46" wide an around 6 feet that are pretty close to dry.


    Let me know if you would like any of this.

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    Re: Black Walnut Slabs

    Thanks for the suggestions.
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    Talking Re: Black Walnut Slabs

    I wonder how much a plank that size that would weigh? That is around 100 BF of wood. I sure would not want to have to move that around by myself to tool it ...

    Went to woodweb to find out - with a 10% moisture content and 12/4 x 102" by 48" it works out to 319 lbs! That's 150# more than I weigh and about 270# more than I would ever want to work with on any given day.
    Last edited by DIYGUY; 06-26-2007 at 03:41 PM. Reason: additional info
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    Re: Black Walnut Slabs

    www.hearnehardwoods.com

    He had planks that size when I was last there.

    It's going to cost an arm and a leg though.
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    Re: Black Walnut Slabs

    JUST an FYI..My slabs run 8-12/bf depending upon figure..

    2-22" x 2" x 12' slabs will cost 9-10/bf and totals 88 bf. Drying would be about a $1/bf extra. These slabs would run about 880+tax including the kiln drying.

    If you compare to Hearne.. Its a pretty sweet deal.

    Scott and I are working on a deal to where the Eastern part of the state could get some of this fantastic stuff if interested.
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    Re: Black Walnut Slabs

    Yep...Hearne would be charging between $35 to $45 per BF for the slab you specked out.
    "Sponges grow in the ocean. That kills me. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be if that didn't happen."

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