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Reviews for Premium Black Walnut 6/4 Lumber, Clear One Side

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August 17th, 2016
Verified Buyer
Hobbyist Woodworker
S2S doesn't mean usable as is - be advised
Beautiful wood (hence 2*, not 1*), but I found the S2S claim to be very misleading. The two largest boards in my order have significant cupping - I'd say ~10"x 8" ovals, maybe 1/8" deep. So those will have to be planed much further (and given my project that'll then have to be done to every board whether it needs it or not). When I called to ask whether further planing would be needed I was advised that S2S boards that WWS stocks only need finish sanding. I guess I was told wrong. I went with WWS specifically because I don't own a surface planer, and will need to figure out a workaround now. Also, and less significant, a fair number of dents and chips on the finished edges (appears to be shipping damage), so further jointing needed too. Another piece of equipment I don't own.
Familiarity: I've used it in several projects
December 6th, 2012
Manassas VA
New Woodworker
6/4 Walnut
I have placed many orders over the past 10 years, thus I was quite shocked when I received the 6/4 walnut on this order. The majority of what was sent were shorts (4' or less in length) and a number of the pieces hade significant, unusable knots. All-in-all, the lumber did not meet the "select or better" criteria that I paid for. Add the pricey shipping...and this company has left a bad taste in my mouth for the first time!
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice