I understand grading walnut for knots or grain patterns.
I choose my walnut off of 20 pallets of walnut in all thicknesses and lengths up to 48 inches.
The pallets were bought out for flooring.
The buyer told me he would use some of the very wide pieces (nice swirly grain patterns)to build tops for tables or whatever, but Im finding the walnut I purchased from him to be a bit on the touchy side.
Splintering easily, almost as if its a bit brittle? Ive never worked with walnut, so I have zero experience, but are there different grades of this hardwood for flooring purposes vs. furniture grade? If so, how do I tell the difference?