12-11-2007, 09:41 AM
I've been offered the following options on a golden west table at a dealer. 1.25" slate with mdf backing or 1" slate with a solid wood backing. No additional cost for either option. Which does everyone think is better, thicker slate or a wood backing? Table will be in a finished basement with humidity control. It looks like Connelly, brunswick, and olhausen all use particle board or mdf as their standard backin but the BCA recommends solid wood. If it is so critical then why aren't the big boys using solid wood?