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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.

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

          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.