Walnut shopping trip to USA

We had a couple of projects requiring large pieces of walnut, so large that they cannot readily be found in Europe so I flew out to the USA to visit some sawmills.

 View from the pier in Chicago

View from the pier in Chicago

 An American black walnut log showing pronounced and consistent ripple figuring. Ethanol is applied to demonstrate the colour of the wood.

An American black walnut log showing pronounced and consistent ripple figuring. Ethanol is applied to demonstrate the colour of the wood.

 Wider view of the ripple American black walnut

Wider view of the ripple American black walnut

 Some burl which could make an interesting sidetable

Some burl which could make an interesting sidetable