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Forum topic by Greg Sherman posted 09-25-2015 07:03 PM 632 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Greg Sherman

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09-25-2015 07:03 PM

Topic tags/keywords: elm bench sitting legs turned

I have a 3” slab of elm 16” x 31” with live/natural edges. I would like to make a sitting bench with 16” elm turned legs. Problem is I am not finding a lot of elm slabs or otherwise that I can put my hands on. Any suggestions for another type of wood?

-- Greg, Brentwood CA

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#1 posted 09-25-2015 07:07 PM

How about pecan ? They’re kind of similar .. light colored, hard, tricky grain, similar in looks.

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#2 posted 09-25-2015 07:22 PM

I will check in to the availability in my area of Pecan. Thx

-- Greg, Brentwood CA

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#3 posted 09-26-2015 12:11 AM

Elm is pretty common where I am. I saw quite a bit of it and it’s not a big seller. Put your location in your profile and maybe someone near you will pony up some elm. Hackberry/sugarberry has a similar grain to elm.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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