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Forum topic by Sawmillnc posted 05-29-2010 04:28 AM 6660 views 0 times favorited 21 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sawmillnc

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05-29-2010 04:28 AM

Huge Silver Maple Slabs just slabbed out.. This is from an urban harvest tree that was loaded with burl, some spalting and lots of figure.

Dimensions are 36-48” wide and 2.5” thick and 8’ long

Each slab is priced at 1500-2000/ each depending upon size. Rare figure and size for a desk or dining table.

Burl slab
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-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)


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#1 posted 05-29-2010 05:52 AM

Nice wood very heavy price

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Sawmillnc

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#2 posted 05-29-2010 06:04 AM

..and the 80 bf burl slabs are close to 400-500 pounds each

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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#3 posted 05-29-2010 12:50 PM

I agree with Jim. If you are giving it away LOL. Bring it to me..

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Sawmillnc

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#4 posted 05-29-2010 02:45 PM

Yeah these big slabs aren’t cheap, the take down costs, the slabbing and time and figure all add up. Still my costs are cheap compared to my much larger competition.The figure and price is equivalent to burly big leaf maple, but seldom have I seen a big leaf top that was anywhere close to the size of these.

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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Sawmillnc

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#5 posted 05-29-2010 09:35 PM

Hello Ottoman. I sent you a pm with all the requested info. Thanks!

Kyle

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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#6 posted 05-29-2010 09:47 PM

Wow that would make some nice pen blanks LOL I am seriously envious ,I wish I had some timber like that.well done.Alistair

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#7 posted 05-30-2010 01:09 AM

I’ll see if I can get SWMBO a second job to buy one. However….......don’t wait on me. That is nice wood and the grain is fantastic!

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#8 posted 05-30-2010 03:42 AM

I like those prices! Cant just pick um up and put um in your car trunk….

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#9 posted 05-31-2010 02:03 AM

Awesome! Wish we had large Maple trees in my neighborhood.

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#10 posted 05-31-2010 04:20 AM

that’s really beautiful :) Quite the hefty tree when it started, eh?!

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#11 posted 06-01-2010 03:28 AM

Thanks Guys/Gals..The trunk weighed in at 9000 pounds..will post more interesting stuff as it becomes available.

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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miserybob

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#12 posted 06-01-2010 03:55 AM

Off topic, but how the heck do you stabilize such a monster for a table top?

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Sawmillnc

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#13 posted 06-01-2010 04:15 AM

I air dry then kiln dry the slabs. The thickness makes the top pretty stable. Maple in general is a forgiving wood to dry much like Walnut. White Oak and woods like Holly are a bear to kiln dry properly

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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#15 posted 06-02-2010 12:27 PM

Did I miss something? Or did a sports forum bleed over?

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