I've been looking around lately for 2 slabs of Oak possibly reclaimed for some bar tops in my house. We live in CO where pine in plentiful but Oak is not. I need something that will be a little more resistant to kids than pine will be. I'm coming up with nothing. Has anyone here had any experience with ordering something like this?
Keep your eyes open for newspaper or online notices of Yard Sales & Estate Sales, these will also include Landlords, Stores, Hotels & Casinos looking to get their buildings cleaned out by the public wanting to remove anything.
Constantly check Craigslist types of websites, your phonebook & internet for Auction, Salvage & Reclamation companies & yards. They usually get the best stuff because they're on the call list of Demolition companies.
Finally, check Salvation Army, Goodwill, Green Drop & Habitat For Humanity. And, consider dismantling a large old Bedroom Dresser or Armoire or an old Diningroom Table or maybe a China Cabinet & an old Livingroom Coffee Table.