I am about to tackle a big project. A customer wants a live edge maple table 96" long by roughly 44" wide. I have a very large slab (4" thick x 24" wide x 100" long) that I plan on taking to the local mill to have it bookmatched, bringing the thickness down to around 2" for each board. My only concern is how will I get it completely flat and level as a finished surface for a dining table. I have a 20" board planer which is not wide enough (I will not be cutting off any edges on the slabs, keeping the live edge profile on both edges of each slab). Any suggestions? I have a 3 1/2" electric hand planer but I'm afraid I'll end up doing more damage than good with it trying to flatten out the surfaces. Possibly build a sleigh for a router?
Any tips or info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.
The Naked Edge Table Company
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