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Forum topic by amagineer posted 11-09-2015 07:55 PM 457 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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amagineer

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11-09-2015 07:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question elm

I just picked up this American Elm slab w/bark inclusions and need some advice as to what to make with it. I originally bought it to cut into end grain Cutting Boards, but after seeing the piece I didn’t want to destroy the look of the face. It is 96” x 19” x 1-1/4. Any help would be appreciated.

Don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!


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#1 posted 11-09-2015 08:03 PM

My vote is for a coffee table and matching end tables. I’d fill the inclusions with a clear epoxy.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 11-09-2015 09:35 PM

Beautiful piece of wood. I agree with Charley…...a table of some kind. Whatever you do, I am sure it will be nice. Good luck.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 11-09-2015 10:51 PM

I also would have to agree with Charlie. You could make a bench for your porch and you wouldn’t have to worry about the inclusions as much, they’d just have to be smooth.

I have roughly the same problem….two slabs of Keyaki (Japanese elm) crotch with lots of hairline cracks 25” Long x 3” Thick x 17” Wide.

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amagineer

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#4 posted 11-09-2015 11:10 PM

Thanks all for the thoughts. I do not need an end and coffee table, so I would have to see if i could sell them. I have been thinking about the leg design that would blend well with the elm slab. Maybe a four post with a cross support. I will have to go back and buy another piece that was cut from the same tree to match.

Don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#5 posted 11-10-2015 05:11 AM

If you don’t already have a man cave open bar surround sound theater for you and your friends, I’d say that you’ve found the perfect excuse. That slab screams bar top to me!

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#6 posted 11-10-2015 11:58 AM

How about some thing like these:

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