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Book match Live Edge Slabs are done an entirely different way than glue ups. A log is cut into slabs with each slab stacked in order as they were cut. Sequences of two slabs are used for one top. Picture two slabs stacked on top of the other and taking the top slab and flipping it just like you would the pages of a book. By doing this book match, it makes a symmetrical shaped top with both sides following the same shape. There is one glue joint in the center joining the two slabs together plus dovetails that are routed into the joints for reinforcement. The dovetails will be done in the same species as the top, with the option of choosing a different species for the dovetail such as Walnut dovetail with rustic Cherry top. The beauty of these slabs are stunning because of each top being unique in graining and shape. These slab tops have a high potential for developing season splits, cracks and end grain checks because of the thickness and because of not being glue up staves. Choosing to own one of these amazing creations of nature is also realizing cracks or splits are not considered defective or cause for return to the place of purchase.