Trying to source hardwood for a wide window sill - 380mm

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hi
Has anyone got any suggestions ? Trying to source a nice piece of hardwood to fit in my kitchen window sill which is 1280 mm long and 380mm wide. The issue I have found is that all the hardwood for window sills is either 220mm or 240 mm wide therefore I would need to join it. This is not ideal as I was not wanting to paint it.

I have considered other options....i.e piece of worktop, hardwood flooring etc but either the expense or look is not appealing.

Thanks
 
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Any school refurbishing going on near you? If so, check out lab bench tops - they're made from jointed Iroko and could do your job.
Failing that, I guess its edge jointing two strips of hardwood - simple enough but really needs to be biscuit jointed and glued up, using sash cramps.
John :)
 
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there is a slim chance you may get something at your local timber importers but you'd have to buy a length probably 16ft long and it'd be 1 inch thick at the thinest. Also at that width even if you could find a bit it would probably be cupped, but they could certainly plane and thickness it for you for a price.
 
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go to a local joiners and ask them to make you a cill.they will glue a few bits together to the size you require.
 
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anything greater than 125mm should be laminated in 75to125mm wide strips with growth rings alternating up and down for stability
 
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Hi Folks.

Thnaks for the helpful response so far. I have tried my local timber merchants and the widest they do is 290mm on special order. I was trying to avoid going with the jointed/glued solution as the window sill is very visible in the kitchen.
 
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Hi Folks.

Thnaks for the helpful response so far. I have tried my local timber merchants and the widest they do is 290mm on special order. I was trying to avoid going with the jointed/glued solution as the window sill is very visible in the kitchen.

not shure what your avertion to doing it properly is
i could easily find a 400mm board but why would you want a board that will cup or split down the middle when secured

several boards laminated together can have more carricter and will be perfictly flat and smooth ;)
 
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