Slab Flattening Mill
The hottest trend in interior design these days is live edge slab table tops. And, why not? The natural curves of the trunk give an organic feel. The crazy grain patterns in crotches and burls are eye-catching. Even cracks that would have sent lumber to the burn pile just a few years ago are being controlled and enhanced with butterfly patches and epoxy inlays. However, slabs present some challenges in the shop. Overall width and weird grain changes make the use of a jointer and thickness planer impractical if not impossible. Woodpeckers new Slab Flattening Mill makes it simple to use your router to flatten and thickness slabs right in your own shop faster and easier than you ever thought possible.
The Wall Street Journal recently spotlighted the growing trend in using reclaimed lumber in high-end homes. Live-edge slabs are starting to show up in shelving as well as tables. Hardwood lumber can be up to 40% less expensive when purchased rough-sawn instead of planed. What do these three things have in common? They all point to the need for a way to flatten wide boards. If you don’t have the space or the budget for a $10,000, one-ton jointer in your shop (and, frankly, who does?), but you still want flat boards up to 16" wide, Woodpeckers new Board Mill is for you. Delivery is scheduled for January 2020.