Hello to all!
I just acquired some Black Walnut from a very generous tree excavator. He's had the stuff sitting in his garage for a while and asked me if i could use some, so of course i said yes. He handed over to me yesterday planed down to about 3/16" and well kind of bookmatched. Problem is the the stuff is slab sawn. It's some gorgeous wood though! My question here is, do back and sides absolutely have to be quarter sawn? I sure hope not. The wood is beautiful! And help would be appreciated! Thanks!