Over Memorial Day weekend I was able to get several pieces of former firewood turned into Black Walnut lumber on my bandsaw mill. These pieces were “scheduled” to be chopped into firewood by one of my friends. I realized that these pieces of wood weren’t simply more ash that had been killed by Emerald Ash Borer, and so I rescued them from becoming simply firewood.
I milled the 14″ round x 2 ft sections into 1-1/2″ to 2″ thick slabs along with a couple 4″x4″ solid walnut blocks.
The first things I have made with them are a couple trivets. One trivet is solid Black Walnut.
The other trivet is a combination of Black Walnut, Mulberry, and Ash. All 3 woods were milled using my homemade bandsaw mill.
There will be more items made from this lumber. Be sure to check out my Etsy storefront.