Slabs are Super!

Rob Johnstone staff photo

Last week, I asked what you all thought about the trend of using slab lumber in furniture-making. Several of you sent in images of projects you have made from slabs, and others emailed to let me know how you were thinking on the subject. You can check them out in the Feedback section in today’s issue.

As most of you readers of the Weekly like your information electronically, I thought I might mention a trove of electronic-based woodworking content that you might be missing. If you subscribe to our print magazine, you gain access to articles and videos that are only available to subscribers. Over 45 years of Woodworker’s Journal magazines are there with all their projects (more than 1,500), specialty videos and web-only articles. The content is free with your subscription! Click here to learn more.

Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal

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