|Forum topic by SlingBlade81||posted 02-24-2015 11:15 PM||789 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
02-24-2015 11:15 PM
hello my name is Jerrod and am fairly new to woodworking.
I recently went to a wood yard and bought some pieces of oak and cypress without thinking of how dry the wood is. I am building bed Room furniture and want oak table tops for the side tables. The piece I got is a 6 inch thick slab with natural edges. It’s 3 feet long. It’s heavy and I have it in my garage and cannot keep it outside. I do not know moisture content. Since I just hobby about woodworking I really don’t care to get a meter. Given this info is it worth dealing with. I don’t want to store it for years. If I can’t use it in the next month I will cut it up for the burn pile. I want to make a one inch thick top from pieces I will mill from this slab. The tree was fell about 3 months ago. And milled to its current size shortly after.
Thanks for any responce.
Yes I am new. This is my first post.