Rescuing Wood

A few weeks ago a lady asked me to take down two of her black walnut trees. Her house is by the river, and will be removed because it is in the flood zone. The trees would have been destroyed with the house, and she didn’t want the wood wasted. I was very glad she called me!

Black walnut is prized for its dark heartwood. Historically it was used forĀ gun-stocks, among other things. I’ve never used black walnut before, so I’m excited to see how the dark wood turns out.

After cutting the wood, I painted the ends of the logs with end-grain sealer to keep it from cracking.

I’m looking forward to using this beautiful heap of wood during the winter!