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This was a countertop for a client in rental housing. We saved the old countertop, so that when he moves out he can take this one and “trim it up” as a free floating cutting board.
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#1 posted 10-02-2011 02:53 PM
I have not used elm. I heard it was prone to warping. Have you had much experience with it?
#2 posted 10-02-2011 04:22 PM
Once properly cured and dried, our local Siberian Elm seems to stay put. I mill and cure myself, one tree at a time. So far, my customers seem happy with it, and it does not warp any more often than other local woods (maple, walnut, olive, locust). It is plentiful out here, and I find it to be quite durable and pretty. Regards,
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#3 posted 10-02-2011 05:29 PM
Nice grain! I have only used European Elm, with now problems. Is Siberiam Elm plentiful in your area, I have never seen it for sale hear in New England.
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#4 posted 10-04-2011 10:48 AM
Nice looking counter!
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