I made the drive yesterday to my walnut supplier, about 2 hours east of Springfield, MO. It's a 10 hour round trip drive, but worth the drive for me. This mill does over 2 millions board feet of walnut per year. All they do is walnut. Here is a pic of the log yard. The logs are "de-barked" just to the left of the piles of logs. All of the bark and sawdust from milling are burned to fire their drying kilns. One of the drying kilns can hold 70,000 board feet of wood at one time. This picture gives an idea of the scope of one of the storage sheds. This is all kiln dried and sticker stacked walnut. The building is a quonset hut shape... a long, half round (domed) building. This pic is about midway from one end to the other. The left side not shown in the pic is as deep as the right side and stacked as high with walnut lumber. Nice fiddleback walnut board - 1 1/2" thick, 8" wide and 7' long. Random piece I pulled out of the back of our SUV. I picked up 110 board feet of off-cuts like this. The stuff I bought was all 1" thick stock, and most of it in the rough. This piece has feather grain down the length of the board, about 16" long and a bit over 6" wide. This batch should last me until next year sometime. He had about another 600 board feet (board foot is 1"x 12"x 12" ) of this kind of stuff available. sigh... It almost hurt to leave such fine wood there. I wanted to give it all a good home. I brought home as much as my wallet and my SUV would allow.