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Sawmillnc

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1419 days ago

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


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1419 days ago

Nice wood very heavy price

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Sawmillnc

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#2 posted 1419 days ago

..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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Eagle1

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#3 posted 1418 days ago

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

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Sawmillnc

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#4 posted 1418 days ago

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 1418 days ago

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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SCOTSMAN

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#6 posted 1418 days ago

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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Knothead62

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#7 posted 1418 days ago

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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BlueStingrayBoots

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#8 posted 1418 days ago

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

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TreeBones

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#9 posted 1417 days ago

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

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tyskkvinna

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#10 posted 1417 days ago

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

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Sawmillnc

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#11 posted 1416 days ago

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 1416 days ago

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 1416 days ago

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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#14 posted 1414 days ago

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#15 posted 1414 days ago

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

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