Walnut skirting boards are becoming much more popular today and can give to any room in the house a beautiful look. There are certain things that you should consider before you place an order, however. I’ve seen a increase in walnut skirting orders in the last year or so, but when we first began buying walnut I was shocked when my vendors advised me to work on about 40-100 percent waste if you want it to be good. Have a look at this site.
Which came as a shock but once we placed the Walnut through the system, we understood exactly why you need to expect so much waste.
The Walnut comes in rough sawn, which at first looks the same, but as soon as you move it through the machine to make the skirting board, the outcome is what is best described in the timber as a chocolate and cream effect. The lighter component of Walnut is the sap plant, due to the fact that Walnut is a fruit tree. This does not happen in other forests which are widely used for skirting boards. Having said that, you could potentially get sap on one side and a good walnut stain on the other side of a single piece of 1 “thick timber. The color range is very high. Walnut is often quite knotty and it’s best to purchase a little more than you need.
When you like the character and don’t mind a bit of color variation in the timber so I’d say you buy 10-15% more than you need.
All in all when buying walnut skirting boards it’s probably best to order at least 10-15 percent more skirting boards then you need to save yourself having to come back. As walnut skirting can’t really be bought off the shelf (unless it’s walnut skirting faced with veneer) it’s all made to order so if you need to go back to the website you bought it from, you’ll have to pay delivery charges again.