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#1 posted 12-05-2012 07:00 PM

Sounds to me like the boards you have have more stress in them than a guy would want for a good bench top. If so, I would use timber that is more stable as you will always have swings in humidity over time and that is best accommodated by using as stable a board as you can get.

Also, if you let the boards fully acclimatize in your shop, you should be able to plane off as much as you like without exposing timber that will then react because it is not as dry. Could take a few years of air drying if the boards are very thick. (say 1” – 2” or more)

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