I'm wondering if the best thing to do with these flinches is to
cut them up as veneers? I am looking at wild grain on these
and no boardroom table I've ever seen has natural edges.
The problem is where do you go and get the veneer's cut? That requires a lot of
skill and a huge resaw.
I'd be surprised if that wood wasn't unstable as hell. Looks like it
would have stress and shrinkage cracks all over the place. While on the
one hand it seems like a shame to cut up such a large slab of gorgeous
wood, what could you possibly construct from it that would a value would
exceeding the price of the wood? Other than creating some esoteric
piece of art that would be "valuable" only to an elite few with too much
money on their hands, it seems like cutting it up into veneers or
smaller sections would be a better way to "stretch" the value and beauty
of the wood.
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Speaking of fireplaces, can you see taking some of that slab wood and making
some nice fireplace furniture? I am not sure how you would do it. It would
probably have to be a rustic or primitive style, nothing fancy. But that
grain and a nice finish job, everybody would be looking at the wood and not
at the fire.
That would be an awkward size to work with. Not many garage shops could
handle a project like that . Either budget wise or size wise.
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