About 20 years ago, a friend who was moving gave me 4 solid wood (poplar) table tops about 48" X 48". I didn't have an immediate need for them but couldn't bear to let them go to waste. A few years later, my wife decided she wanted a folding table in the laundry room. A couple of years later, the kids needed computer desks in their rooms. Little by little, I used them up in projects that came my way. If you keep it, they will come . . .
“We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove lid again and that is well but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.” - Mark Twain