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#1 posted 01-03-2018 03:20 PM

The two inch is taken out of the center of the log, if you are cutting 2 inch you get allot of 1 inch getting down to the core. The longer drying time is of course a factor to. draw a circle and then draw a square in the center away from the sapwood, all that side lumber will be 1 inch.of varing widths It is also a cheaper grade. I wanted some good black walnut at a local store, and most of it was just junk, from side lumber, knot and part sap wood. They buy it as it is cost effective I quess. Clear center wood would be more expensive,

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