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Forum topic by tealetm posted 11-06-2017 08:22 PM 230 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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tealetm

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11-06-2017 08:22 PM

Hey all-

I’m new-ish to furniture and working with slabs. I recently purchased about 700bdft of rough cut cherry (for shared long term use).

While sifting through the pile I found a really nice live edge slab that’s perfectly sized for a bench for my office. Live edge on three sides, about 15” deep and 4’ long. I’m not a huge fan of live edge work but that’s besides the point I guess.

Now on to my question: the slab is unfortunately a little on the thin side- it was only cut to 4/4. I’m not worried about getting it perfectly flat and loosing more thickness, rather I’ll just be sanding it smooth. Does anybody have any suggestions as how to support a thinner bench top like this? I will be doing simple legs on each end but there will be little support in the center unless I did a skirt of some sort but I’m worried that will distract from the live edge.

Any insight would be appreciated, thank you!


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#1 posted 11-06-2017 08:28 PM

You can glue and/or screw another board
underneath in from the edge. People will
only see it if they’re standing far away or
if the bend down to look underneath. A
couple lengths of angle iron would work
too.

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