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2" walnut boards
« on: July 11, 2018, 05:56:49 PM »
I'm looking to make a couple of kitchen tables for myself and my dad out of walnut. Does anyone have any 2" thick walnut stashed away they're looking to part with? The first table will be 4'x8' and the other 4'x12', so I'll need at least 160 bd ft. I'm good with widths down to about 8" and can handle the gluing and assembly of the tables. I live in Fort Wayne Indiana and am willing to drive a few miles to pick up the wood if the deal is right.

I'm a friend of Busybeaver who mentioned this might be a good place to locate the wood I'm looking for.

Thank you in advance to anyone that might have some walnut.

Tom

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Re: 2" walnut boards
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 09:49:33 PM »
I have some green 2” walnut l would love to make a deal on but a 10 1/2 hr. drive is likely prohibitive ;D.
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Re: 2" walnut boards
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 05:09:23 AM »
KitchenTable,welcome to the forum.
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Re: 2" walnut boards
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 07:12:03 AM »
I have 8/4 kiln-dried walnut boards and some really big/nice/wide slabs that just came out of the kiln yesterday.
In PA, but shipping is possible. I have tally sheets I can share with you. Contact me for more info.

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Re: 2" walnut boards
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 04:25:21 PM »
KitchenTable, I’d talk to PAWalnut.  He’s within driving distance, his material is kiln dried too.

Personally I would suggest that you consider a width other than 48”. 48” wide tables tend to resemble a piece of plywood and the proportions are not pleasing.  42” is acknowledged to be a standard width for a dining or kitchen type table.

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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 04:39:13 PM »
Thank you all for the responses, greetings and suggestions.

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Re: 2" walnut boards
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 07:32:30 PM »
Hi kitchen table / Tom, this is a good place to find what you are looking for and support a hard working mill owner. I have suggested this forum to a few people for various things but I'm drawing a blank on a Tom from fort Wayne. How do we know each other? 
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Re: 2" walnut boards
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2018, 09:30:59 PM »
I like 39" to 40" for a tabletop width. 
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2018, 09:56:56 PM »
I like 39" to 40" for a tabletop width. 

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Re: 2" walnut boards
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2018, 08:35:41 AM »
I'm drawing a blank on a Tom from fort Wayne. How do we know each other?
I suspect that the OP is referring to Fred: Busy Beaver Lumber
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Re: 2" walnut boards
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2018, 06:29:13 PM »
Hi kitchen table / Tom, this is a good place to find what you are looking for and support a hard working mill owner. I have suggested this forum to a few people for various things but I'm drawing a blank on a Tom from fort Wayne. How do we know each other?
You are drawing a blank because I am the Busy Beaver that Tom was referring to in his post. For close to a decade I have been on the forum as Busy Beaver Lumber, but most folks on here just call me Busy Beaver. I have sent you a message asking that you pick a more unique name so that we dont continue run in to confusion like this down the road
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Re: 2" walnut boards
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2018, 07:04:12 PM »
I'd concur on that idea. I'm not going to force it, but I highly encourage changing name for clarity sake.
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« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2018, 09:47:24 PM »
Sorry for the confusion . Busy beaver was a nickname given to me by my grandpa.  I've used it for every forum I've joined . I didn't realize there was a busybeaver lumber, I've never seen one of your posts or I wouldn't have picked it. I'm new here and don't mind changing my forestry forum handle at all. I'm active enough here that he guys should be able to figure it out. I just ask that everyone from now on refer to me as the Sawyer formerly known as bb. I'll try to think of something more unique and PM Jeff. 
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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2018, 10:13:40 PM »
Awesome. Thankyou.
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Re: 2" walnut boards
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2018, 02:35:51 PM »
Much appreciated sawyer. I figured as much. Some of that is my fault. Been rather ill the past few months and not nearly as active at my mill or on the forum. Having surgery on August 13th that will hopefully rectify both issues.
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« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2018, 09:09:38 PM »
No problem at all. Looks like the name change is in effect.  Hope your surgery goes well and you get to feeling better.
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« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2018, 09:34:55 PM »
Hey, that went smoothly and I know who your are.   8)
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« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2018, 10:35:27 PM »
It was easy for me. I'm not sure how much trouble it was on Jeff's end but it sure didn't take him long to get it done. 
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