Author Topic: where to get a piece of wide black walnut  (Read 4131 times)

Scott

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where to get a piece of wide black walnut
« on: December 21, 2007, 11:20:40 AM »
Hello.  Just wondering if anyone might have any ideas.  I am restoring an antique grandfather clock for a friend.  The bottom panel is damaged and partially missing.  It was a solid piece of walnut that needs to be 19" tall and 19" wide by 1/2" thick. Needs to be one board.  He does not want walnut veneer over solid walnut hardwood because the original was not veneered. Does anybody have any ideas where I might be able to purchase a piece of walnut 19" wide?  I already contacted Irion Lumber.  They have the piece but will not ship it unless they have a 200 board foot minimum no matter how much I pay for shipping. Also I am aware I may need to pay for a whole board and that is fine.  Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
Scott

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Re: where to get a piece of wide black walnut
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2007, 01:06:19 PM »
Try Good Hope Hardwoods in PA.

Dennis Bork
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Scott

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Re: where to get a piece of wide black walnut
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2007, 01:37:47 PM »
Thanks Dennis,  I did try there.  Skip is looking for me and says he might have something somewhere eventually if I give him some time.  He has a lot of book matched sets that cant be broken up for one piece.  He is a really nice guy though and Im sure he will come up with something eventually.  Thanks again for the response
Scott

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Re: where to get a piece of wide black walnut
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2007, 04:47:12 PM »
Try Hudock's Hardwood Dan runs a small oneman sawmill. www.hudockhardwoods.com. He is in Pa about a hour north of Philly.

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Re: where to get a piece of wide black walnut
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2008, 08:51:48 AM »

           
   Scott-----------You may want to try Groff&Groff--- 1-800-342-0001 or717-284-0001. Good luck/Ed