About a week ago, ran up to HD and picked up a piece of 1/4" oak ply
for cabinet backs. Got home, pulled the sheet far enough out of the
van to slice off what I needed, and carried the piece into the shop.
Trimmed it to size on the TS, and then turned it over.
I was stunned to see that the veneer on the back was Black Walnut.
It had some nasty black streaks in it, but it was walnut for sure.
I checked the remainder of the panel, and it had some open knots, and
more black streaks, but about 3' long, 4' wide is beautiful, clear,
sliced veneer. The last time I bought a sheet of walnut ply it was
Needless to say I set that aside, and ran back to HD for more.
All the rest had the typical oak or birch seconds on the back :(
Now I need to conjure up a project that needs a walnut back.