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Curing green oak slabs?

I have just gotten 2 green oak slabs, 42" dia. X 4" thick with bark. Can anyone suggest how I might cure these slabs to avoid checking? I plan to make tables out of them. Your help will be appreciated.
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Well, if you have a place to keep them out of the weather, like a garage or the wife's closet, stack em with a spacer in-between them to let air circulate. You may want to try and seal them. I have heard that sealing logs at the ends will help prevent checking.
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