Most of our slab inventory comes from local trees that had to be cut down due to age, disease, safety issues, or development, and were destined for the landfill.. Live edge slabs preserve the organic and raw state of the wood by retaining the natural edge under the bark. This makes each slab as unique as the tree from which it came. The species we carry include Ash, Cherry, Hard Maple, Red Oak, Soft Maple, White Oak, Basswood, Beech, Birch, Walnut, Polar and Hickory. We can also special order other species upon request. Once sawn into slabs, each one is kiln-dried and sanded. The material is then ready to be taken home straight from the warehouse, or turned into an heirloom custom creation by our shop of master woodworkers. Popular uses for live-edge slab include showcase pieces such as dramatic book matched dining or conference tables, creative bar tops, and distinct open shelving.