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Forum topic by bhacksaw posted 05-01-2015 06:06 PM 627 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bhacksaw

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05-01-2015 06:06 PM

I’m looking for a 32”x96” 8/4 or 6/4 natural edge slab to finish off a commissioned bar. Or I should say “dreaming of” rather than “looking for”. I can’t find one locally and the prices for the surrounding lumber yards/mills are probably going to price me out of a profit (budget for slab is about $500-600). It looks like I’ll have to compromise by forgetting about the natural edge and gluing up some boards. I’m wondering how thin can I go with the boards if they’re 12”wide to prevent warping. Is 4/4 too thin? Also, What would be the best way to join them? I don’t have a professional shop so I’m worried my dowelling might be inaccurate.


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#1 posted 05-01-2015 06:14 PM

I have some around 25” wide and 2-3” thick. You may want to consider getting two 18” ones and book matching them; leaving one end natural edge and the other straight. For the bar, I would say at least 2” more or less especially with 12” wide boards.

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#2 posted 05-02-2015 04:10 AM

Where are you and what kind of species are you looking for?

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#3 posted 05-02-2015 05:03 AM

I’m in Northern Virginia and I’m not married to any species. I can’t be with that budget! ;)

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#4 posted 05-04-2015 01:09 AM

I could sell you a slab for that budget, but shipping would kill you. I’m in Wisconsin.

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#5 posted 05-04-2015 10:57 AM

Logboy, just out of curiosity, what would the freight cost be?

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