|Forum topic by jtm||posted 04-01-2014 06:45 AM||598 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
04-01-2014 06:45 AM
I’m about to embark on a maple slab table top.
I have a large piece of ~8/4 maple, but it is slightly cupped. If I mill it perfectly flat, is the cup likely to come back?
Also, would you use a single piece of maple for a table top? Or would I be better off ripping it down and re-gluing? (It would be a hell of a lot easier, since it’s much too large for my Dewalt 735 – I’ll have to use a router sled). Also, I’ll also lose a fair amount of material while milling flat. I could halve that loss by ripping it in two.
The legs and apron will be solid walnut.
Thanks in advance.