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Forum topic by B0b posted 01-25-2014 12:25 AM 946 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-25-2014 12:25 AM

Topic tags/keywords: species slab resaw


I built a mantle for my apartment, and my landlord thanked me with this slab table. I wanted to know if anyone could identify this and tell me if there is a good way to resaw it to use as more than just a solid slab. The way the roots tangle are beautiful, but I worry that they have would have no integrity if I tried to saw it thinner than a couple inches.


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#1 posted 01-25-2014 12:59 AM

I’m sure you could have it resawn professionally if you wanted it to be intact, just thinner. Personally I wouldn’t touch it, I think it’s beautiful as-is.

-- The older I get the faster I was.

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#2 posted 01-25-2014 01:02 AM

Yes, beautiful natural edge. hold onto it.


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#3 posted 01-25-2014 01:13 AM

It ain’t broke….Why fix it?

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#4 posted 01-25-2014 01:49 AM

I wouldn’t dream of resawing that tabletop!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 01-25-2014 02:11 AM

Your landlord is way cool. I’d leave it be.

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#6 posted 01-26-2014 04:30 AM

Wow, out voted 5-1!

I love the natural edge as well, but it doesn’t fit with anything we own, and I keep thinking of the potential if I were to divide it, even in half. I could make one hell of a poker table, or an impressive headboard for the bed….

If I were to keep the shape, I’ll just leave it as is, but if I resaw it, I’d try to come up with the biggest rectangular or triangular peices I can.

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