We have a wide selection of live edge slabs! Our extensive inventory includes a variety of wood types, ranging from Massive Chestnut and Huge Sycamore to Mappa Burl, Sweet Gum, Elm, Pecan, Walnut, Beech, Hickory, Raintree, Maple, Ash, and Red Oak. This diverse range ensures that you have ample choices to find a slab that aligns with your style and preferences.
Our impressive sizes , such as 50"x180" for Massive Chestnut and 40"x187" for Huge Sycamore, further enhance the possibilities for unique and large-scale projects. These large slabs can be transformative in creating stunning furniture pieces or other woodworking endeavors. Below is a photo gallery of woodgrain finishes.
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Sweet Gum wood offers a rustic and character-filled appearance. The slabs can display a range of colors, including light brown with oranges and white, as well as various shades of brown. The wood's distinctive grain adds to its visual appeal, allowing for stunning finishes on kitchen tables and other projects.
If you're interested in creating joined pieces or bookmatched designs, there are often plenty of bookends available from the same sweet gum logs. This allows for consistent grain patterns and complementary designs in larger projects. Sweet Gum slabs can bring a charming rustic aesthetic to woodworking endeavors and contribute to unique and eye-catching finished pieces.
These Raintree slabs from Fiji are typically sized between 30-60 inches wide and 8-14 feet long, providing ample material for a range of furniture and woodworking applications. Additionally, the slabs are kiln-dried in the US to a standard moisture content of 8%, ensuring their stability and readiness for use.
With their sustainability and unique tropical hardwood characteristics, Raintree slabs from Fiji offer a distinctive and environmentally responsible choice for those looking to incorporate these beautiful materials into their woodworking projects.
Maple slabs, especially the super big ones not under 40" wide, can make a great choice for woodworking projects. Maple wood is naturally white in color, often with some brown hues, and it typically exhibits high figure and unique grain patterns. Some maple slabs may also display spalting, which adds an extra touch of visual interest, particularly on the sap edge.
The large size and distinct characteristics of these maple slabs provide an excellent opportunity for creating eye-catching and one-of-a-kind furniture pieces. Whether it's a dining table, desk, or other custom woodworking project, maple slabs offer a beautiful canvas for showcasing the natural beauty of the wood.
Pecan wood is a unique and remarkable hardwood. It is known for its incredible density and rustic character. Pecan wood closely resembles hickory in appearance but often has more figure, adding to its visual appeal. The wood's density contributes to its strength and durability, making it suitable for various woodworking applications.
We offer both spalted and regular pecan wood. Spalted pecan refers to wood that has undergone a natural process where certain fungi create intricate and visually appealing patterns within the wood. This adds an extra level of interest and uniqueness to the pecan slabs.
Red Elm, also known as American Elm, is a hardwood species that offers distinct qualities and characteristics. Typically, Red Elm exhibits a light brown color with a white sap edge, creating a pleasing color contrast. The wood often showcases a beautiful figure, which refers to the unique patterns and textures in the grain.
Additionally, Red Elm may have knots, which further contribute to its natural charm and character. These knots can add visual interest and enhance the rustic appeal of the wood. Overall, Red Elm is known for its calming and inviting appearance, combining a light color palette with high character and unique grain patterns.
Eastern Black Walnut is a highly prized wood species known for its beautiful color and rich character. The wood is typically dark brown in color, often with attractive grain patterns and occasional streaks of lighter sapwood. It is a popular choice for high-end furniture, cabinetry, and other woodworking projects.
Our Eastern Black Walnut is dried using a state-of-the-art vacuum kiln. This drying method helps ensure that the wood retains its natural color and character while achieving the desired moisture content for stability and workability.
Beech wood typically has a pale cream color, although it can have reddish-brown tones as well. Its grain is straight with a fine, even texture. It has a high density, average strength, and hardness. Beech wood is known for being readily available and easy to work with.
Spalted beech wood is highly valued for its aesthetic appeal, as the spalting patterns can range from delicate lines and streaks to more elaborate and artistic designs. It is often sought after for various woodworking projects due to its distinctive appearance.
Chestnut wood has a coarse ring porous grain pattern, similar to woods like oak and ash. The sapwood, which is the outer layer of the wood, is narrow and light brown in color. The heartwood, found in the inner part of the tree, is grayish brown to brown, and it tends to darken with age.
Chestnut wood is known for several desirable qualities. It is lightweight, soft, and easy to split, making it convenient to work with. Additionally, it is resistant to decay, which is why it was extensively used for long-lasting applications.
Hickory wood is an open-grained hardwood that is often utilized in rustic applications. Its grain can vary from blond or cream to a vibrant reddish-brown color with streaks of purple.
Hickory wood is known for its exceptional qualities. It is hard, stiff, dense, and resistant to shock. While there may be woods that are stronger or harder individually, the unique combination of strength, toughness, hardness, and stiffness found in hickory wood is not commonly found in other commercially available woods. This makes hickory a desirable choice for various applications.
Mappa burl is a specific type of burl formation that occurs in the wood of the Mappa or European poplar tree. It is known for its highly figured and visually striking appearance. Live edge Mappa burl table top slabs, with their unique and rare burl formations, can create stunning and distinctive pieces of furniture.
The Mappa poplar tree is the only species within the poplar family that develops this particular type of burl. The burl growth results in beautiful patterns and textures, making it a sought-after choice for woodworking projects, especially for those looking for a captivating and visually appealing live edge table top.
The sapwood of red oak is typically white to light brown, while the heartwood tends to have a pinkish-reddish brown color. Red oak shares a general appearance with white oak, although it has slightly smaller rays, resulting in a slightly less pronounced figure.
Red oak is known for its straight grain and coarse texture, which adds to its distinctive look. One of the reasons for its popularity is its combination of toughness and workability. It is tough enough to withstand wear and tear, but not so hard that it becomes difficult to saw, sand, or nail. This workability factor has contributed to red oak being one of the most widely used hardwoods in various woodworking applications.
Sycamore wood is known for its longevity and hardiness, which makes it a suitable choice for crafting durable tables that can last a lifetime. It has a close texture and often exhibits interlocking grain patterns, adding to its visual appeal.
In terms of its physical properties, sycamore wood is moderately heavy and moderately hard. It possesses moderate strength, stiffness, and shock resistance, making it capable of withstanding various everyday uses and impacts.
One characteristic of sycamore wood is that it lacks distinctive growth rings, which can give it a more uniform appearance compared to other wood species that have more pronounced growth ring patterns. Despite being a relatively softwood, sycamore's other qualities, such as its durability and attractive grain, contribute to its popularity for creating beautiful and long-lasting tables.
Ash is known for its strength, density, and lighter color compared to oak. It has a smooth texture that feels pleasant to the touch. Ash wood is often preferred in woodworking projects because it takes gluing, stains, and polishes well, allowing for a variety of finishing options.
While Ash wood is generally lighter in color, ranging from nearly white to grayish or light brown, with pale yellow streaks that may be mixed with brown. The grain pattern can vary from straight and coarse to exhibiting a highly pronounced cathedral pattern, which adds to its visual interest.
Overall, Ash wood serves as a versatile option, providing a middle-ground between the popularity of oak and the physical appeal of beechwood. It offers strength, good workability, and a range of colors and grain patterns, making it suitable for a wide range of woodworking tasks.
All of our live edge cookie slabs come in the rough. Live edge cookie slabs, as raw and untouched pieces, offer a lot of potential for creative woodworking projects. We offer a planing service for wood purchased from Reclaimed Secrets, which will transform the rough slabs into finished, smooth surfaces.
We build custom pieces for businesses and residential design. Stop by today, pick out your live edge slab and let's get started on your design! Check out our photo galleries of previous projects for some inspiration.