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Forum topic by Dr400 posted 09-21-2019 05:27 PM 158 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Dr400

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09-21-2019 05:27 PM

I’m about to make my first attempt at a live edge table. Two basic questions I can’t seem to find answers for:

1. Do the same principles of moisture content apply to live edge slabs as they do with dimensioned lumber? Do I need to dry the material until the moisture percentage levels off with the general ambient moisture? Or, are these less prone to bowing, cupping, etc. with moisture changes.

2. What is a good finish for this application? (Poly, Oil, Resin, etc.)

Sorry if this has already been covered or my post is misplaced. I am new to the forum and probably unfamiliar with the etiquette.

Thanks!


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John Smith

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#1 posted 09-21-2019 05:50 PM

welcome to the forum.

some helpful information that you could provide would be:
what type of wood is it, when was the tree felled, when was the slab cut,
what size is the slab, how thick, what part of the world you live in, yada yada yada.
this puts everyone on the same page with the most accurate responses.

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