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Forum topic by MartyS posted 06-04-2009 10:29 PM 932 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MartyS

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06-04-2009 10:29 PM

I just picked up a 21” wide x 4’ x 5/4” Honduran Mahogany board to use for a table top for a friend. I’m kinda thinking about keeping it and buying some narrower stuff to join hiis top together. I can’t find much wood that wide around here.

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#1 posted 06-04-2009 11:22 PM

Those wide boards like that are too hard to come by. I’d say keep it, your friend won’t probably care any way that the top is more than one board.

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#2 posted 06-04-2009 11:36 PM

i would keep it also. if you want to get the look of the one piece for the table just buy thick and resaw. its simple and will save you from using that big piece. it would probably be great for the writing surface on a slant front desk. just my 2 cents

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#3 posted 06-05-2009 12:09 AM

I’m with the group keep the wide board and replace it with wood that will do your friends job. It a matter of highest and best use .

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#4 posted 06-05-2009 02:36 AM

Thanks for the positive reinforcement. That’s exactly what I’ve been trying to talk myself into. Tomorrow I’m gonna go back and buy some narrower stock for him. And pick up the other 17” x 54” x 5/4 piece I was dumb enough to not buy today. It’s a little under $6 / bf but it IS hard to find those widths. I’ll try to post pics. Also the 2×3x18” piece of Gaboon Ebony I bought for accent pieces. I’m excited to work with it. I’ve never worked ebony. Is it hard? Anything I need to look out for.

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