Wood Slab Description:
Often called a Wood slab, live edge board, board with bark on edges, thick board, thick plank, wavy edge board, or simply wide plank, these unique one of a kind wood slabs make beautiful table tops, coffee tables, end tables, benches, etc, which can only limited by your imagination. This particular wood slab is Hickory, other Common Names: Shagbark Hickory, Shellbark Hickory and Scalybark Hickory. One of the strongest, hardest and most-dense of our Glacial hardwoods, Hickory is used for applications that require sheer strength and high shock resistance. The sapwood of hickory is white, tinged with brown, while the heartwood is pale to reddish brown. Hickory has coarse texture and usually straight grain, but can be wavy or irregular. Hickory is a traditional choice for cabinetry and furniture with lots of character.
Hickory is also used in tool handles, dowels, ladders, picks and axes, sporting goods, and flooring.
All of our log flitches are kept together through the entire milling and drying process to give our customers the opportunity to choose color matched as well as book-matched slabs. The log was numbered in order, so each number is book-matched to the number before and/or after it. Unfortunately it is impossible for us to go in and edit every listing after an item sells, so you may run into a set like this that doesn't have a book-match left to it, please check out our other slabs to see if there is a sequential slab.
For picture taking purposes, sometimes we will use alcohol on them. Our slabs are as described as accurately as possible but due to the nature of highly figured and/or burled wood, minor cracking and checking might not be evident. Unless the slabs have already been milled flat, the slabs may have a twist and/or cup to them. Because of the natural edge look to most of our slabs, our dimensions are listed as "at the widest spot" or "at the longest spot" of the slab. Some of our slabs still have the bark attached, we cannot guarantee that all bark will remain on the slab during the shipping process. Our slabs are handled with great care, but even as they get moved around on the shelf, the bark can come off. Item numbers are written on all slabs in red wood marking crayon.
*Due to the natural of these irregular shaped slabs with live edges, it is near impossible to calculate the actual board footage in each slab. We average the width then multiply it by the length and the thickness to get the approximate board footage. The same goes with the weight, it is based on an average of bd-ft and excepted industry standards for weight of the specific species. Actual bd-ft and moisture content vary from slab to slab and we only weigh them from shipping purposes.
**Flatten top side; Machined top side (customer picks which side) ONLY. Flatten both sides; Machine top and bottom of slab. Prep for finish; Machined top and bottom of slab and finish sanded to 220g, ready for customer to apply their own finish. Finish Slab; Includes machining to top and bottom of slab, finish sanding to 220g and applying customers choice of finishes and sheens including but not limited to pre-cat lacquer, post-cat Conversion Varnish, 2 part Euro Acrylic-Polyurethane, 2 part pour-on epoxy.