A significant portion of our finest walnut is set aside for firearms manufacturers, both domestic and international. Beauty, strength and machinability are prerequisites for the production of gunstocks, and walnut is the perfect material.
Specially purchased logs are sawn into planks and rough stock patterns are hand drawn. After the forms are cut, they are double end-coated for additional protection and then air dried for up to 60 days. A subsequent kiln drying of 120 to 150 days prepares the wood for its eventual machining. A constant grade and defects inspection ensures that only the finest material is selected.
Upon final inspection, the readied blanks are stretch-wrapped in plastic film for optimum protection during shipment. A final turning and finishing is performed by manufacturers around the world.
Midwest Walnut continues to break new ground in the use and application of walnut. Dimensional products like luxury car steering wheels and walnut moldings round out the product line.