Figured live edge slabs is an extremely common request.  Wood figure refers to the shape of the grain and the pattern that the grain of wood makes.  It’s worth noting that though this definition is accurate, if a unique grain pattern is considered figured, then all wood is figured since no two pieces of wood…

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hardenss of live edge slabs compared

A common question we get is about what type of wood is the hardest and most durable for a live edge table or furniture piece.  In this guide, we are going to breakdown the different wood species we offer by how hard they are. First, if you’re looking to buy the hardest wood we have…

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The biggest difference between hardwood and softwood slabs is that softwood slabs come from conifer trees, whereas hardwoods come from deciduous, flowering, fruit, or nut-producing trees. They are used for many different things in construction, furniture-making, and more. In this guide, we’ll dive into some of the common applications and pros and cons of each.…

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what is spalted wood

Spalted wood is extremely desirable for woodworkers. It has black wavy streaks that are eye-catching and add a level of detail to any piece of hardwood. The spalted areas of the lumber have a black marble pattern. Spalted maple is the most common, though it is still extremely difficult to find. We also see the…

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what is ambrosia maple wood

Ambrosia maple, also known as wormy maple, is a general classification for maple lumber.  It’s used to describe a variety of Acer (true maple) species that have color bug trails throughout the board.  These trails can cause stripes similar to those on a tiger.  Ambrosia maple is highly desirable for crafts, specialty wood items, veneer,…

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