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Gravy Power
11-29-2012, 02:48 PM
Friend asked me, and I told her I would go ask the same people that recommended her current cutting board :thumbsup:.

She noted that SLT sells one for $40, and WS sells one for $130.

Is there a noticable quality difference?

I think she'd prefer a custom maker if there was one out there and the price is right.

Thanks in advance.

kalaeb
11-29-2012, 02:54 PM
The Boardsmith sells some of the best boards I have seen and used. His maple boards are reasonably priced and can be customized. He has some listed in his subforum that are ready to ship. Plus David is a outstanding vendor.

Gravy Power
11-29-2012, 03:00 PM
The Boardsmith sells some of the best boards I have seen and used. His maple boards are reasonably priced and can be customized. He has some listed in his subforum that are ready to ship. Plus David is a outstanding vendor.


Haha, yes, I believe she purchased a mohagany board from him per my recommendation this past May. She's looking for a marble board for rolling pie dough's and such.

knyfeknerd
11-29-2012, 04:04 PM
Pm pumbaa. He's a pastry dude.

kalaeb
11-29-2012, 04:47 PM
Lol, sorry, marble, I read maple. My bad. Its been a long month.

Pensacola Tiger
11-29-2012, 04:56 PM
Lol, sorry, marble, I read maple. My bad. Its been a long month.

As long as you don't pour marble syrup on your pancakes ...

GlassEye
11-29-2012, 06:17 PM
Maybe check with a local granite/marble countertop supplier, they may have a piece in the size you need that they can't use for other purposes.

Gravy Power
11-29-2012, 08:37 PM
Maybe check with a local granite/marble countertop supplier, they may have a piece in the size you need that they can't use for other purposes.

Apparently she checked with one and for an 18-24, they were asking $200. I'll PM pumbaa when I get off the iPad for his thoughts as I know nothing about how quality, thickness and ability to remain cold plays into all of this.

EdipisReks
11-29-2012, 09:00 PM
thicker is better.

ajhuff
11-29-2012, 09:20 PM
I like a maple pastry table, my Chef's influence. For home, I have me eye on a pastry board from Fantes.

-AJ

WildBoar
11-29-2012, 10:02 PM
For home, I have me eye on a pastry board from Fantes.

-AJMy wife picked up the larger size at Fantes this past June. She prefers it over the marble when working on bread doughs. BoardSmith studied it in-depth a couple weeks ago -- give him a call and see if he can do something for you.

As far as marble slabs go, that 18x24 size is probably the smallest you should think about going. But if it will not stay out on the counter all of the time it will be a PITA to lug/ stash if you get it thick enough (1-1/2 inches?). Not inexpensive by any means, but a one-time purchase that will be a nice thing to have for many years. Call around to some counter/ tile installers -- you can probably get a piece from them for less then a fabricator will sell it for.

sachem allison
11-30-2012, 03:16 AM
here you go http://www.wayfair.com/popups/media_viewer_images.php?sku=FRU1032

sachem allison
11-30-2012, 03:16 AM
16 x 20 x1 $37 free shipping if you buy 2

sachem allison
11-30-2012, 03:20 AM
http://www.crateandbarrel.com/french-kitchen-pastry-slab/s285048 16 x 24 x1 $50 plus $5 shipping

pumbaa
12-02-2012, 12:00 AM
I pmed you but didn't see she already tried the counter top place. Look at chef rubber I use them a lot but no clue on marble honestly try another counter top place no way a remnant should be that much. Thicker is definitely better for keeping cold and any of the solid surfaces work with marble being the coldest. I use soapstone at home and have no problems with it. Where are you located I might be able to get you a piece but shipping might be crazy and difficult. Also I have a friend that found a cheap table at goodwill with a granite top and he uses that its worked well for years. As a pastry we are used to using tools for everything else such as drywall taping knives for chocolate work, and so on.

SpikeC
12-02-2012, 05:12 PM
If there is a Habitat for Humanity "Restore" in the area they are often a great place for things like this, or any building recycle place.

ajhuff
12-02-2012, 08:39 PM
Where are you located I might be able to get you a piece but shipping might be crazy and difficult. Also I have a friend that found a cheap table at goodwill with a granite top and he uses that its worked well for years.

Yep, especially if you are near north Georgia.

-AJ