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I was toying with the thought of making a dinning room table out of a single solid slab of cedar. I'd like it to be about 72"x48"x4".
I assume it would have to be western red cedar and I do dream of it being one piece not multiple pieces glued up.

Can anyone give me a rough estimate of what they figure a cedar slab that size would cost me?

Thanks,
john

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On Monday, January 7, 2019 at 5:03:55 AM UTC-6, john stau wrote:
a single solid slab of cedar.... about 72"x48"x4".


https://www.americanpoleandtimber.co... AEgL4O_D_BwE

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I was toying with the thought of making a dinning room table out of a single solid slab of cedar. I'd like it to be about 72"x48"x4".
I assume it would have to be western red cedar and I do dream of it being one piece not multiple pieces glued up.

Can anyone give me a rough estimate of what they figure a cedar slab that size would cost me?


Roughly speaking, if you have to ask, you can't afford it. Find
what you can in the largest piece, and scale up. And realize that in
lumber, prices are not linear as dimensions increase. (e.G., compare
4x4 at 4' long, 8 feet long and 12+ feet long.)
I suspect that you may have to contact a wholesaler or mill, and
see what they tell you. a Slab that size is in the "specialty sizes" /
custom, area. Not saying it is impossible to find, but in a quick
google search I found nothing useful.

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pyotr filipivich writes:
john stau on Mon, 7 Jan 2019 03:03:53 -0800
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I was toying with the thought of making a dinning room table out of a single solid slab of cedar. I'd like it to be about 72"x48"x4".
I assume it would have to be western red cedar and I do dream of it being one piece not multiple pieces glued up.

Can anyone give me a rough estimate of what they figure a cedar slab that size would cost me?


Roughly speaking, if you have to ask, you can't afford it. Find
what you can in the largest piece, and scale up. And realize that in
lumber, prices are not linear as dimensions increase. (e.G., compare
4x4 at 4' long, 8 feet long and 12+ feet long.)
I suspect that you may have to contact a wholesaler or mill, and
see what they tell you. a Slab that size is in the "specialty sizes" /
custom, area. Not saying it is impossible to find, but in a quick
google search I found nothing useful.



http://www.bakerhardwoods.com/large.html

No Cedar, but nice Claro (e.g LW1 133" x 52-48" x 12/4)

Or Claro TP1: 101" x 61-69" x 12/4.

Figure USD25 and up per BF for the best slabs.

There's a couple of nice ELM slabs for under $2k. Shipping from
Gilroy California may be a bit pricey.
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On Monday, January 7, 2019 at 6:03:55 AM UTC-5, john stau wrote:
I was toying with the thought of making a dinning room table out of a single solid slab of cedar. I'd like it to be about 72"x48"x4".
I assume it would have to be western red cedar and I do dream of it being one piece not multiple pieces glued up.

Can anyone give me a rough estimate of what they figure a cedar slab that size would cost me?

Thanks,
john


Sonny, Pyotr and Scott,
Thanks for the assistance. I have contacted Canadian suppliers in BC and they do not have WRC that size available. I have emailed the US suppliers you guys provided.
john


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On Mon, 7 Jan 2019 03:03:53 -0800 (PST), john stau
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I was toying with the thought of making a dinning room table out of a single solid slab of cedar. I'd like it to be about 72"x48"x4".
I assume it would have to be western red cedar and I do dream of it being one piece not multiple pieces glued up.

Can anyone give me a rough estimate of what they figure a cedar slab that size would cost me?

Thanks,
john


Don't know where you are located but I saw a shop in NC, I think
Waynesville, that had a number of finished slabs for sale. They were
beautifully finished. Big and small. Some were made into tables and
some were wall pieces. This was last May and if I remember correctly
almost all the pieces came from the Northern CA area and above and
were driftwood salvage. They were shipped in as large tree pieces and
cut in a local shop.

Beautiful work and priced accordingly.
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I was toying with the thought of making a dinning room table out of a single solid slab of cedar. I'd like it to be about 72"x48"x4".
I assume it would have to be western red cedar and I do dream of it being one piece not multiple pieces glued up.
Can anyone give me a rough estimate of what they figure a cedar slab that size would cost me?
Thanks,
john


Don't know where you are located but I saw a shop in NC, I think
Waynesville, that had a number of finished slabs for sale. They were
beautifully finished. Big and small. Some were made into tables and
some were wall pieces. This was last May and if I remember correctly
almost all the pieces came from the Northern CA area and above and
were driftwood salvage. They were shipped in as large tree pieces and
cut in a local shop.
Beautiful work and priced accordingly.



10 second google search "Waynesville + slab wood "

https://burlgallery.com/

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On Mon, 7 Jan 2019 03:03:53 -0800 (PST), john stau
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I was toying with the thought of making a dinning room table out of a single solid slab of cedar. I'd like it to be about 72"x48"x4".
I assume it would have to be western red cedar and I do dream of it being one piece not multiple pieces glued up.

Can anyone give me a rough estimate of what they figure a cedar slab that size would cost me?

Thanks,
john


Don't know where you are located but I saw a shop in NC, I think
Waynesville, that had a number of finished slabs for sale. They were
beautifully finished. Big and small. Some were made into tables and
some were wall pieces. This was last May and if I remember correctly
almost all the pieces came from the Northern CA area and above and
were driftwood salvage. They were shipped in as large tree pieces and
cut in a local shop.

Beautiful work and priced accordingly.


Read that as "$$$$$$$!"

Written estimates of cost should have a note on the front: "if you
have a heart condition, please consult with your doctor before
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On 1/7/2019 6:03 AM, john stau wrote:
I was toying with the thought of making a dinning room table out of a single solid slab of cedar. I'd like it to be about 72"x48"x4".
I assume it would have to be western red cedar and I do dream of it being one piece not multiple pieces glued up.

Can anyone give me a rough estimate of what they figure a cedar slab that size would cost me?


Take a look at this guy (Matthew Cremona) on YouTube. He has a large
mill and has a ton of slabs like you are wanting, if not in cedar. He
makes tables and stuff but, he seems to have a lot of wide stuff stacked
of various woods. Not sure if he sells them but I assume he must, or he
is a really one prolific woodworker.

He has a bunch of videos like this that give you an idea of what he has,
this is just one of many:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni9rQMVRlbE&t=1019s

You can try to get in touch with him, not sure where he is located, but
don't know where your located either. Where ever, he is not the only
guy doing this stuff, so if he is too far away, or not selling, you can
look for this type of guy.

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On Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 8:42:34 AM UTC-5, Jack wrote:
On 1/7/2019 6:03 AM, john stau wrote:
I was toying with the thought of making a dinning room table out of a single solid slab of cedar. I'd like it to be about 72"x48"x4".
I assume it would have to be western red cedar and I do dream of it being one piece not multiple pieces glued up.

Can anyone give me a rough estimate of what they figure a cedar slab that size would cost me?


Take a look at this guy (Matthew Cremona) on YouTube. He has a large
mill and has a ton of slabs like you are wanting, if not in cedar. He
makes tables and stuff but, he seems to have a lot of wide stuff stacked
of various woods. Not sure if he sells them but I assume he must, or he
is a really one prolific woodworker.

He has a bunch of videos like this that give you an idea of what he has,
this is just one of many:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni9rQMVRlbE&t=1019s

You can try to get in touch with him, not sure where he is located, but
don't know where your located either. Where ever, he is not the only
guy doing this stuff, so if he is too far away, or not selling, you can
look for this type of guy.

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Jack
Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.
http://jbstein.com


Thanks very much Jack. I will check it out.
john


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