I brought home about 3500lbs of white oak and walnut today. In the load is the lumber for my personal white oak Roubo workbench. I was unloading things pretty quickly but the wood looked to be very nice. Almost entirely clear and very few knots. The two 6"x12" slabs for the top of the bench were cut radially from the log. This will hopefully provide the most stable slab possible short of a lamination.
I’m not going to be able to let this air dry for 6 years and then kiln dry for another year so I think I will coat the beams in some sort of oil to slow the drying process and hopefully minimize the surface checking. If anyone has done something like this please let me know. Thanks!
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