How it looked in the beginning. The London Plane was a 2.5m slab just over 80cm wide (at some points) for an amazing £84. I cut the shape out of a hard bit of plastic first as a template to find the best part of the slab to use. This was an offcut that I travelled 5 hours to pick. It looked the saddest piece in a vast timber yard; I just had to take it home!