22 Oct Looking for Live-Edge Slabs?
Florida based woodslabs.com offers live-edge slabs for desktops, conference tables, coffee tables, bar tops, gathering tables, dining room tables, kitchen islands, nightstands, wall art, and other fine furniture. Among the newest offerings are some aromatic cedar slabs such as the one shown (item Y18-RME-HD5L), which is an 8/4 slab measuring 73” long. The company says that it “kiln dries all slabs to kill any hidden insects and to make the wood as stable as possible. Many lumber companies only air dry their slabs, which can cause excessive warping, contractions, splitting and even insect infestation many months after installation”.
Board footage is calculated on the rough sawn board before surfacing. For example, the slab shown is 14.7 board feet, and is rated at “medium” figure. The figure can relate to either spalt, curl, swirl, etc.
WoodSlabs.com™ is a division of AdvantageLumber.com®, which says it is “the world’s leading supplier of exotic hardwoods”. Its wood slab operations are based in Sarasota, Florida and the company also has facilities in New York, North Carolina, and California where woodworkers can visit and see slabs in person. Species available at the Florida location include…
Atlantic White Cedar
Banyan (Cuban Laurel)
Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba)
Norfolk Island Pine
Pecky Bolivian Walnut
Silk Oak Slabs
Tigerwood (Goncalo Alves)