THE STORY BEGINS
"A great deal of attention is given to the utilization of salvaged, reclaimed and fallen trees."
We search in all directions for logs with gifts of unique character and shapes. These are often hidden in the most difficult areas to reach, swamps, river bottoms, bogs and hill sides.
THE EPIC JOURNEY STARTS
The journey that takes logs from their reclamation site to the proccessing site is more often than not, epic.
The difficulties faced on the road are only paralleled by our determination to reach our goal.
DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH
"Once adequate diameter logs are aquired, the log yards are scoured in search of nature’s miracles, special characteristics that otherwise would be wasted in regular sawn lumber are exemplified in our slabs.
Once a special log is identified, industry standard techniques are implemented to identify the value hidden inside the log.
PROCESSING FROM LOG TO SLAB
"The giant logs are carried by special lifting equipment and placed on a leveled carriage prior to sawing.
Once “sticker-stacking” is complete, slabs are put back into the original log form to ensure each “family” is kept together.
DRYING LENGTHY BUT ESSENTIAL
"then logs are cut, wood stickers are placed at calculated intervals ensuring airflow, as well as stability, between the massive slabs and as a result allowing the “free moisture” to leave the timber slowly and naturally decreasing the stress in the wood.
Drying is an intricate process and it requires constant monitoring by a drying specialiest throughout the cycle. Drying time varies by species and by size.
TAGGING & BAGGING SOURCE TO ATELIER
"Once dry, slabs are packed back into the original log configuration, forming what is refered to as a boule.
Slabs taken from one log are given consecutive serial number for ease of book matching when needed. When all slabs are tagged and put back in form of logs, each log is strapped and packed as one unit, put on pallet ready for loading in containers, sometimes open top containers.
TRANSFORMATION AT THE ATELIER
With the final slab size in hand and the final intended purpose in mind the plans are laid out.
"Working With a Slab.
ORDERING A CUSTOM PIECE
Customers can contact us for an idea they have in mind, and our team will work closesly with the customer on developing this idea into a masterpiece.
Before the drawings go to the work shop for production, a 3D render will be provided by our team to the customer for approval .
"Sky is the limit. There is no limit for ideas and applications of live edge wood slabs.
SPECIES WOOD SLABS
ASIA - Acacia,
Africa - Afrormosia, African Padouk, Bubinga, Jackalberry, Kiaat, LeadWood,MAnsonia, Sapelli Pommele, Iroko, Wenge, Zebrano
Europe - Cedar,Chestnut, Mappa Burl, White Oak, Black Walnut, Plane Wood
North America- Sequoia, Red Oak
South America- Guanacaste, Cumaru, Purple Heart