Rough-cut walnut boards

Walnut trees are common on our farm, even invasive one might say. A particularly large one was unlucky enough to be caught dropping walnuts in our frog pond. It had to go because walnuts are poisonous to aquatic animals. So, we cut it down. It just so happens I have a friend with a sawmill and the facilities to process the wood.

Half of a large, sawed walnut log
Half of a large, sawed walnut log

In the course of a day, we lifted an entire walnut log, twice: once to load the cut boards on the trailer (above) and the pickup, and again to put them on a rack to dry (below).

Four large rough-cut walnut logs, stickered on a drying rack
Four large rough-cut walnut logs, stickered on a drying rack

6 thoughts on “Rough-cut walnut boards

  1. Someone will make something amazing with it! I do not have the time, patience, or skill to do anything with these. But I know people who have the skill and probably patience. No comment on whether or not they really have the time!

  2. Walnut trees are also bad around tomato plants, I’ve heard. Of course it’s easier to relocate the tomatoes.

  3. Walnut trees are hard on everything. They leak a toxin into the soil that inhibits other plants from growing. It’s definitely not a good idea to plant a garden near one.

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