Product ID: 161117-15
Cure: Kiln Dried
Edge: Live Edge both edges
*Approx. Bd-ft: 17.5
*Approx. Weight: 44 lbs
Flatten Top Side +$Already
Flatten Both Sides +$Already
Prep for Finish +$706.78
Finish Slab +$767.58-889.18
Shipping: Call for pricing
As with almost all "sinker" logs there is no definite time line to theses logs, we have no idea when the logs were cut, where they were harvested from or when they sank. What we do know is, these logs were pulled up from the bottom of a river on the Eastern Coast of the US during a dredging operation, and some of them have definite axe cut marks. The local sawmill near where they were dredged up used this waterway to float the logs and was closed down around the turn of the 20th century. Between the unknown origin of the logs, and the natural absorption of the minerals in the water over the past 100+ years these logs take on their own very unique characteristics and colors, and the fact that many species of trees have gone extinct there is no way for us to know the exact species of wood these are without expensive and lengthy lab testing. Using the visual grain structure combined with our 35 years of custom woodworking and the knowledge of many local specialist, we believe these log to be African Mahogany.
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.