Note as of 12/27/13 CH1F and CH2F grades are temporarily not available .    

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Rough Walnut Lumber - Unsteamed

NOT STEAMED! - Kiln (DHK) or Air Dried (AD)
In thickness from 3/4 to 8/4;  optional surfacing
Options to specify minimum width up to 10”
Options to control length and more....
Grades from CH2F down to #2&3 Common
#2&3 Common includes Shorts 2'-4' long and, for 6/4 thru 8/4 only: Center Cuts

We have very limited quantities of Widths up to 16". We also have very limited quantities of 9/4.  We no longer stock thicknesses greater then 9/4.  Email us with your needs  via Lumber Inquiry but please be very specific.

ALL LUMBER ON THIS PAGE IS SOLD BY THE BOARD FOOT (BF) except for 3/4 Thick Rough Lumber which is sold by the SQUARE FOOT (SF) .  Quantity (QTY) is NOT BOARDS.  This page is intended for knowledgeable woodworkers only.   If you do not know the difference between a board and a BF you should not order from this page as you will not be satisfied! 

 

Before ordering it is critical that you review the details of the many grades and options we offer.   For instance, the selection of a Minimum Length specification as versus the selection of a shipping method that limits board length.  These details constitute a vital part of the item description of any item/option ordered. 

The minimum order quantity for  any one item is at  least the BF or SF of that item's minimum , or specified size plus 1 rounded up - The Qty we ship will not exceed the Qty ordered  and we will refund any unshipped Qty.  Example.... a 4/4 FAS with no minimum width or length specifications would be - 1(T) x 5(W) x 72(L) div144=2.50 (BF)  plus 1 rounded up = 4 BF.  An 8/4 F1F with minimum 6" width and 8' length would be - 2(T) x 6(W) x 96(L) div144=8.00 (BF) plus 1 rounded up = 9 BF

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Sorry - Rough CH1F and CH2F grades are temporarily not available please use Custom Dimensioned Lumber

3/4 Walnut Lumber
SF Qty: Price: Variable
Grade:

Surfacing:

Minimum Width:  NA for Selects

Minimum Length:

Maximum Length:

Sawn:

Drying:

Comments:


 

4/4 Walnut Lumber
BF Qty: Price: Variable
Grade:

Surfacing:

Minimum Width: NA for Selects

Minimum Length:

Maximum Length:

Sawn:

Drying:

Comments:


 

5/4 Walnut Lumber

BF Qty: Price: Variable
Grade:

Surfacing:

Minimum Width:  NA for Selects

Minimum Length:

Maximum Length:

Sawn:

Drying:

Comments:


 

6/4 Walnut Lumber

Qty: Price: Variable
Grade/Discounts:

Surfacing:

Minimum Width:  NA for Selects

Minimum Length:

Maximum Length:

Plain Sawn except:

Drying:

Comments:


 

7/4 Walnut Lumber

Very Limited Stock email your needs before ordering
Qty: Price: Variable
Grade:

Surfacing:

Minimum Width:  NA for Selects

Minimum Length:

Maximum Length:

Plain Sawn except:

Drying:

Comments:


 

8/4 Walnut Lumber

Qty: Price: Variable
Grade:

Surfacing:

Minimum Width:  NA for Selects

Minimum Length:

Maximum Length:

Plain Sawn except:

Drying:

Comments:


 

Rough (unsurfaced) Lumber, kiln-dried (DHK) 6-9% MC or  air-dried to 9-15% MC (moisture content),  from slow-growth logs in NE Iowa and NW Illinois. One of the world’s best growing areas for Black Walnut Timber.

Sold by the board foot (BF) except for 3/4 Lumber which is sold by the Square Foot (SF).  Need help converting to/from Board Feet (BF) to Square Feet (SF) or Square Inches (SI)? please see Conversion Aids

Option Details:

Grade:  The following Grade Table is not all inclusive of all applicable grading rules - it is meant as a summary to assist in making Grade selections especially for those who are not familiar with the grade exceptions granted to Walnut . .  

Grade Min Board Size Min Cutting Size Sapwood Allowed in Cutting Basic Yield Grade Determined from.... Poor Face
CH2F - Clear Heartwood 2 Face 4" x 36"  4"x 36" None 99% (1) Poor Face NA
CH1F - Clear Heartwood 1 Face 4" x 36" 4" x 36" None 99% (1) Better Face #1 C or sound, unlimited Sapwood
CLEAR 4" x 42" 4" x 42" As In FAS 99% (1) Poor Face NA
C1F - Clear 1 Face 4" x 42" 4" x 42" As In FAS 99% (1) Better Face #1 C or sound, unlimited Sapwood
FAS 5" x 72" * 4" x 36" or 3" x 72"  1/6th to 1/4 of Board Width which is allowed in cutting 83.3% Poor Face NA
F1F - FAS 1 Face 5" x 72" * As In FAS As In FAS 83.3% Better Face As In C1F
SEL - Selects 4" x 72" * As In FAS As In FAS 83.3% Better Face As In C1F
#1 Common 3" x 48" 3" x 24" None 66.6% Heartwood Face Sound max 1/2 Sapwood
#2&3 Common or Shorts 24"L      3" x 48"          or 3" x 24" 2" x 24" None Avg. 33% Heartwood Face Sound Unlimited Sapwood
             

Grades FAS and below are standard NHLA grades - Grades above FAS are not standard

Note (1) to reduce yield loss during milling processes such as snipe in planning, jointing, or straight line ripping  - End or Edge defects may be present in the board but are excluded from the width/length consideration

* - If the "UPS-Ground max 59" boards shipping method is selected ...

the minimum 72" length is waved but Yield% and other rules still apply.  

If no boards 59" or less are available for the grade and options specified, or if minimum lengths of 6' or more are specified, boards will be crosscut to comply with the shipping method limitations

 

Surfacing:  .  

In Finish Planning we pay attention to grain, make multiple passes, and use slow feed rates.  Our objective is not to maximize production rates, instead our objective is to maximize heartwood, and minimize defects, sapwood, and tear out.  An added benefit is that the time required for finish sanding is reduced.  The charge doesn't begin to cover the labor cost.  

No longer offered - Production Planning,  which most retailers do, emphasizes economy by maximizing production rates.  Deeper cuts and higher feed rates result in fewer passes and more tear out. It seemes a shame to us to do this walnut lumber so we stopped offering as an option.

Minimum Width:  This option cannot be used for Selects since, with only rare exceptions, a Select is a board that grades F1F but is less then 5" wide. Also it is a waste of money to specify a minimum width equal to the minimum width required in the Grade rules. 

Minimum Length:  If the "Boards less then 59" UPS shipping method is selected and if minimum lengths of 6' or more are specified, boards will be crosscut to comply with the shipping method limitations.  Again, it is a waste of money to specify a minimum length equal to or less than the minimum length required in the Grade rules.   May not be used in conjunction with Maximum Length.

Maximum Length:  Read carefully please, this option is often misunderstood!  Be sure to include your maximum length specification in the "Comments".  Boards shipped will be equal to or less than the length you specify.  You are in effect instructing us to Crosscut at the length you specify - the resulting board cut off will be included in your shipment and will count towards the order total.  Do not use this option if you are simply trying to advise us as to your preference on where to make crosscuts because of ground shipping girth limitations.  May not be used in conjunction with Minimum Length.

Sawn:  Most of our Lumber is plain sawn.  

Rift/Quarter Sawn option:  Per NHLA Rules Quarter Sawn is defined as "When 80% of the surface....shows the radial grain at an angle of 45 degrees or less with one face"  For 5/4 and less stock, rift or quarter sawn boards are happenstance, not by design, so we have very little of this stock.  Having "learned" from past experience we will not allow any attempt to further refine, define, or otherwise control grain or growth ring (radial grain) orientation beyond this general option   We supply instrument "builders" and "steam benders" who are artists in their own right so we are aware of their unique needs - but those needs are beyond the scope of this option and should be handled by quotation.

Center Cuts:  6/4 and thicker lumber inventory includes boards cut from the center of the log.  Center Cuts contain Pith  (boxed and showing), and are more prone to checking and splitting, but they also tend to be rift or quarter sawn.  In fact, I extract cuttings from Center Cut lumber to meet the unique needs of the artists mentioned in the Rift/Quarter Sawn option.  The grade is determined without regard to boxed Pith.  Center Cuts may be included in the #2&3 Common mix unless you specify differently.

Drying:  This web site is full of discourse about our Air-dried lumber so maybe the only further explanation is the reason for the variance of 9% to 15% MC which is quite simply due to the relative humidity fluctuations in our Northern Climate and the effects of solar heating at the warehouse.  Lumber pulled from the top of the 12' high stacks is dryer than lumber closer to the ground.

DHK:  short for Dehumidification Kiln.  Our Dehumidification Kiln uses low temperature dehumidification drying - never over 120 degrees (except for 2 hours at 145 degrees to kill bugs) - this slow drying is to avoid the  internal stresses in the boards so common with the big, fast Kilns used in the industry; therefore the drying process will be slow and we may have inventory "availability" issues.  But, to my knowledge, we will be the only source for DHK  Dried, Unsteamed Walnut Lumber on the www and will have superior milling qualities to boot.  As time permits we will construct a web page about our Kiln.  Kiln Dried Lumber is stored in a climate controlled area (8%-9% MC)

Order Quantity has a direct effect upon length of boards shipped.  Affected are lumber orders with weights less than 30 lbs. (less than 9 BF of Rough Lumber).  The limitation is UPS OS1 (Oversize 1) classification.   
Due to UPS shipping limitations we may need to crosscut boards.  We reserve the right to crosscut as we deem appropriate.  You may use the product “Comments” section on your order for instructions if you have a particular need.  UPS also has a girth (( 2 (w + h) +L))  limitation  For more details or, To override limitations and receive longer boards Please see [UPS Limitations] .

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Need ordering help? Please refer to Step by Step Ordering Details for on line help or email us with your questions.

We welcome your comments and suggestions.  How can we better serve your needs?  Email us!

 

 

 

 

 

Revised: 11/1/13

 
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