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Forum topic by therookie posted 11-29-2010 03:01 AM 881 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-29-2010 03:01 AM

I went up to my local lumber dealer with my dad today so that he could buy some popular and white oak. While there I saw a HUGE book matched walnut slab the guy has for sale and was just wondering if it would be worth the buy. The slab is finished at 3” thick, 40” wide and 8 feet long. Is this a good deal it is about $10 a bdft, but I dont know what it could be used for. A bunch of projects, or a table of some sort?


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#1 posted 11-29-2010 03:37 AM

Slabs like that make excellent bar-tops and great conversation pieces. If you have the room and the money buy it and the inspiration will surely come. I’ve seen walnut slabs that size for almost double the price in my area.

-- Drew, Delaware

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#2 posted 11-29-2010 03:38 AM

Sounds to me like that’s begging to become a conference room table top.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 11-29-2010 03:59 AM

Well you should figure out if you are going to do anything with it first. $800 bones is a lot to throw at something if you don’t plan to use it. But if it were me I would probably drop the bills for that price eventually I would make something.

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#4 posted 11-29-2010 04:24 AM

IMO The price is great if, and only if, you have something to do with it.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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