All of our wood comes from local tree removals, and we sometimes get types of wood that are too nice to just burn. While black walnut is a dense hardwood that would make great firewood, when we recently got some dropped off, we reached out to people in our community who might make better use of it.
Black walnut’s distinctive, dark-grained heartwood is not only attractive, but durable and easy to work with. We have partnered with furniture makers in the past who make planks out of large pieces to create tables, but we didn’t have anyone interested in smaller wood pieces until recently.
Josh Christopher is a local woodworker and bowl turner, and was able to take some of the smaller black walnut pieces for his projects. Because of the time it takes to properly season and preserve wood for turning, Josh is still working through most of what we were able to send his way, but he did share these photos of some of his recent creations, including the first pieces from our black walnut!
Supporting local artists and artisans is part of our corporate culture, and we are excited when we can find uses for woods like walnut, maple, and cedar that are not only beneficial, but beautiful too. We can’t wait to see what else Josh comes up with! If you have any ideas for reclaimed-wood projects, let us know!
Burn This Firewood began as a sustainability effort of Texas Tree Surgeons, and has expanded into partnerships with several local organizations and businesses. BTFW is dedicated to the production of high-quality firewood, mulch, and other wood products from material that would otherwise be destined for a landfill. Our philosophy is “No Wood Left Behind!”
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