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#1 posted 07-12-2017 02:03 AM

The wider the slab the more it will cost of course. One way to get around the “wide is expensive” issue is to buy a pair of thinner adjacent slabs from the same flitch and book match them into a single wider top. It’s a bit more work but it produces a very symmetrical table top.

I would not shy away from air dried material as long as you can look it over for cup/twist/bow before you buy it. In fact, if I prefer air dried in walnut, the color is better.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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