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Where could I find a round solid piece of red oak as a a table top?

Where could I find a round solid piece of red oak as a a table top?

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Old 07-30-07, 07:50 PM
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Where could I find a round solid piece of red oak as a a table top?

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone knows a source for unfinished round read oak table tops?
I'm looking for ~30" diameter, ~1" thick piece.
 
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Old 07-30-07, 08:24 PM
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30" solid red oak hasn't been around for much of this century. If you find it, the cost would approach the cost of gold. What you see nowadays is made-up table tops, which is the norm, and perfectly functional and sturdy. But good luck in your search.
 
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vandykes has 30" round unfinished red oak tops for about $60 each. Solid oak, not veneer... but glued up from smaller boards, not one big one.
 
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A solid piece of any wood that size is not a good idea. It will warp and crack/split very easily if not dryed very carefully. Look at any antique that has large (wider than 8") single boards and most will be cracked.
 
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Glued from smaller boards, possibly even veneered would be fine. For my application it would be nice to find an entire top. I'm planning to use a a base with a small overlap with the top.
 
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Old 08-01-07, 06:43 PM
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Don't veneer oak. Use individual 1x8 pieces of oak s4s, alternate the grains, join them with a biscuit joiner, then cut it round like you want it. You can make a pretty good cut with a band saw and circle jig. It will be more stable and can be finished with stain and poly.
 
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in case you didn't catch it, Vandykes has these tops available to order. Due to forum rules, I hesitate to directly refer to a (for profit) website address that you could find if you Googled it yourself.
 
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Vandykes has some good choices. After cutting a 30" disc out of cardboard I would like to go slightly larger, maybe 32". Has anyone seen such a size?
 
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Old 08-14-07, 06:22 PM
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No more than the 30" ones.
 
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