24/4 white oak for turning

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Forum topic by benh posted 06-19-2015 05:28 PM 694 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-19-2015 05:28 PM

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I am preparing to make a breakfast table based on the table in the attached photo. My table will be round and supported by a single 5 1/2” diameter turned leg. The original table clearly had legs that were turned using a single solid blank. I am drawing a blank finding a lumber yard that can supply me with kiln dried 24/4×6” white oak that would be required for a single piece turning. Does anyone know of a lumber yard that could provide me with such material?
I realize that glued up 12/4 material would be more stable but would ideally prefer to not have a visible vertical glue joint.

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#1 posted 06-19-2015 06:11 PM

I’ve never seen lumber that thick at my lumberyard, but I’m in the boonies. If you joint your surfaces well the glue line should be all but invisible.

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#2 posted 06-19-2015 09:55 PM

Ben, white oak is very difficult to dry so I highly doubt you will find any 6” unless you found it in old barn timbers. However, you might contact these people to see if they can help you. Unfortunately, they don’t list any white oak for this size leg blank.

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#3 posted 06-21-2015 09:55 PM

I would glue it up from 4 pieces, leave it hollow in the middle.


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#4 posted 06-23-2015 03:05 AM

Like Rick M. says – but use a router interlock bit – no joint lines.

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