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Forum topic by mark76wa posted 11-16-2015 10:28 PM 476 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mark76wa

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11-16-2015 10:28 PM

I have this slab of Cherry. It was cut from my sister’s front yard several years ago. It has been air drying for about 2.5-3 years.
I made a router sled to flatten on side. It how has a high side of 2-13/16” and a low side of 15/16”. I kind of want to keep onside unfinished as a design detail and make a live edge table. I have some bird’s eye maple for the legs.

Will I run into any issues if I flatten one side and only sand the other side?



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TiggerWood

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#1 posted 11-16-2015 11:10 PM

I’ve seen it professionally done that way on many tables.

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#2 posted 11-17-2015 01:33 AM

Machining one side and sanding the other is no issue, but be sure to seal the bottom with the same finish used on the top to even out moisture movement.

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#3 posted 11-17-2015 06:05 PM

Like OSU55 said, just make sure both sides are balanced for moisture.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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