|Forum topic by KandKwood||posted 06-22-2015 06:20 PM||685 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
06-22-2015 06:20 PM
I recently purchased a few large 8/4 boards from my local lumber dealer.
I picked up a 17” wide Sapele (ribbon-stripe) board, 14” wide lightly-figured Walnut, and 13” wide curly Hard Maple board. All Kiln dried, S3S stock.
I am a beginning wood worker and have a few end-grain cutting boards under my belt, but not much more.
I have noticed you don’t find many single-piece boards out there.
I believe I would shoot for roughly 16×12 boards meaning for the Walnut and H. Maple the grain would run horizontal to the cutting surface, but with the Sapele I could make it vertical because that board is so wide.
Any advice of pitfalls I may be overlooking or better ways to utilize these wide boards would be appreciated.