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Marble Slab-- I want one

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I've been trying to get a good marble pastry slab for a couple of years with no results. The local cooking store only carries thin, puny ones because they say it's hard to get big ones b/c they break or are hard to ship or something. I am sick to death of rolling dough on cutting boards, slippy sil-pats, crumby counters. Marble, I wante marble! Any suggestions on where to find it? Could I just go to the hardware store?

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  1. Why can't you get a slab from someone who installs marble countertop? I don't know if you can get something thin enough, but they cut to fit any shape.

    Caveat: marble is very dense and a slab will weigh a LOT. Wherever you put it is where it will stay.

    1. This may be a false memory but I seem to recall Julia Child saying she'd had one made that would fit perfectly into her refrigerator to chill. My recollection is that she suggested having it done at a place that specializes in (gulp) headstones.

      Of course this was long before trends toward granite and marble countertops.

      1. What about checking out gravestone makers. I know someone who got some pieces this way.

        1. Try this thread. It's about Boston, but I'm sure the general information travels.


          1. Don't they sell them at Sur le Table? I got mine there several
            years ago for less than $40, and it works just fine. I can't see
            where the thinness would be much of a problem.

            1. Ditto for Sur le table. My wife was shopping for a marble as well.Found hers there (chestnut hill mall) $40.00 we saw the same at other places for almost twice as much.

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              1. re: Slipkid

                I originated the boston one. I got mine at sur la table for $40. for about half as much as i saw at other specialty stores. it's big, and it doesn't fit in the fridge, but it stays cool, and it works like a charm.

              2. If you have a marble or granite contractor around check with them for "scrap" pieces. Many times there is a lot of waste when they do a countertop. There is also the "cutout" for the sink which can be rather large and is of no use if the customer doesn't want it. I got one like there for almost nothing, useful and also very pretty.

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                1. re: rtmonty

                  I bought my marble slab from a counter-top supply house. The origional customer made a last minute change in color and he was willing to sell me the previous slab for next to nothing. The price was right and it fits perfectly.

                  I have to second the headstone fabricator as well.