How Big a Log?....
I’m hoping to make a carved chair seat. I’ve been searching for a slab of lumber with no success, so now I’m going to start looking for a log that will yield a piece of wood 4” thick; 10” wide and 24” long. I’ll resaw it to make a piece 2” thick, 20” wide and 24” long. After end checks and cracks, I figure I’ll be able to get a piece 18” wide by 20 inches long.
Anyway, I’m trying to figure out how big the diameter of the log has to be to yield a quartersawn piece 4” x 10” x 24”. I figure I want to avoid the pith, right?
Would a 24” diameter log be big enough?
I've attached a sketch to describe what I'm thinking.
If it matters, I’m hoping to get cherry or walnut.