Siberian Elm Live Edge Slab #181 /DIY/Hardwood custom project wood slab
Measurements: 1 1/2" Thick 16"-17" wide at top and throughout the middle 18"-19" wide on bottom 73" in length
*Double live edge *Bark removed (may have some loose remnants) *Kiln Dried *Rotary planed flat *Drum sanded to 120 grit (fine)
Surface has been wetted with water to show color and raise grain before final sanding.
About our wood harvesting practices: We start with carefully selected logs salvaged from urban tree removals in and around the city of Portland OR. We mill them with our thin kerf band-saw mill. Lumber is stored under cover as it slowly air dry for up to two years before going into the kiln. We achieve final moisture content of 6-8% in the kiln. Besides starting out with good quality logs proper drying is the most important step in quality control.
About Kiln drying and why it's important: * Stabilizes wood: This greatly minimizes movement and/or cracking. *Acclimates lumber: Balanced moisture content to that of an interior space. * Finishes bond better and better penetrates the woods surface. *Eliminates wood boring insects and termites through a final stage of heat treating process.
Harvesting, building and selling goods from urban salvaged wood is what I love to do and has become my company's mission of finding wood a good home.