We get these great little pieces from a plaque manufacturer who cuts all grain swirls or figure out of the pieces they use. You must be thinking, "What fools! The figure is the best part!" You're right, and you're in luck.   We have stacks and stacks of these small figured walnut pieces - think box tops, knife handles, figured inlays, or desk clocks maybe. The package includes 15 pieces of beautiful figured walnut, small pieces that are 13/16'' thick, and with a variety of widths from 3" up to 6", and lengths 8'' to 12'' long.
Thickness:13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides (4/4 S2S)
Widths:3'' to 6'' wide, variety included
Lengths:8'' to 12'' long, variety included
Other Good things To Know
Quantity:15 pieces (totalling 3-4 board feet)
Grade:Short figured cut offs. See our page about Hardwood Grading for some details about common lumber grades and their definitions.
What's the wood like?
Usually steamed to match sapwood and heartwood. Fine but open grain. Moderately coarse texture. Excellent to work including turning and carving.
How's the color?
Light to dark brown or chocolate brown.
Does it go by other names?
American black walnut, American Walnut, Black Walnut, Eastern black walnut
What could I use it for?
Gun stocks, musical instruments, fine furniture, cabinetry, flooring.
What is the tree like?
A moderate sized tree reaching about 100 feet and producing a trunk up to 60'' in diameter.
The tree grows in
Mid and Eastern United States and Canada
Average Customer Rating:
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beware , 4.19.2014
Reviewer: T.M.T. (Beaumont, tx.)
Some of the pieces were undersized. a good 1/3 were less than 3in. none were more than 5 1/4 in. most were under 4 in. one was a 4in.x6in. knot. Make sure your needs size wise fall in this range. I called after the order arrived and to their credit they sent me 5 replacement boards. I would order and not worry too much. They made it right.
Not bad , 4.19.2014
Reviewer: Dave Turner (Dover, DE)
The pieces are OK but not as good figure as the 1.5" to 3" package I've purchased in the past. In fact, I was a little disappointed in the wider pieces.
one happy camper!!, 4.18.2014
Reviewer: Ken (Colville, WA)
I have purchased this package several times and have never been disappointed. These pieces were wider than the others I've gotten so that makes them better! Of course I will be getting more when I start running a little low. When I open the package I feel like a little boy on Christmas morning!
15 Piece Figured Walnut Pack , 4.18.2014
Reviewer: Chris Mitchell (Brownville, ME)
Excellent figure and wide range of color. I especially like the light-dark banding. This is a great assortment, especially for the price. Highly recommended if you need small pieces of quantity walnut for those special projects.
A few tricks will save some time and money., 4.18.2014
Reviewer: Capt. Fred (Clark Fork, ID)
These things are beautiful. I saw some in half on the band saw and my girlfriend uses them to make "wall hangings." A "wall hanging" is a 3-D type thing that modern artists seem to all drool over. They say they can see thing in the figuring like you can when you look at clouds. As for me, I take her leftovers and laminate them together and cut back boards for mounting deer and elk racks at about $60.00 to $80.00 a pop.
One thing I have discovered when running these through my planer is there is a sweet side/direction that yields a nice smooth surface and there is the other side/direction which , well, ah, you really don't want to go there. My 13" Dewalt 2 sp. seems to want to have them for lunch if you run them through on what I call 'the dark side.' It yanks out chunks about 1/16 deep at random. Run it through the opposite direction and as near to perfection as you can get. Not all of the pieces do it. It seems to be the more figured ones. My final pass through the planer is always at finishing speed and the results are awesome. The wood looks 3 feet deep. Oh, yeah, and keep an eye out for 'book ends' when your running them through the band saw. I've found 2 sets so far.
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