Natural Edge Slabs

 
 

Bubinga Finishing Lumber and Natural Live Edge

Bubinga, sometimes called African Rosewood, has a beautiful red-brown colour with straight or interlocked grain It is easy to work with and great for turnery or for making decorative pieces and fine furnishings.  Come in and ask about our natural edge (as called live edge) slabs - great for shelves, furniture, mantles or whatever project you can imagine!

Heavy Duty Metal Table Legs for Live Edge Tables

Our Live Edge tables need proper supports and these heavy duty 1.6" thick contemporary legs are exclusive to Windsor Plywood! Black powder coated metal legs in 4 types: Standard (28" x24"), Coffee Table (16" x 24"), End Table (18" x 18") or Bench (16" x 12"). Each pair is rated to hold 181.5 kgs or 400 lbs. 

Natural Live Edge Aromatic Cedar

Scientific Name: Juniperus virginiana 

Janka Hardness: 900 lbf (4,000 N) 

Color/Appearance: Heartwood tends to be a reddish or violet-brown. Sapwood is a pale yellow color, and can be appear throughout the heartwood as streaks and stripes. 

Grain/Texture: Has a straight grain, usually with knots present. Has a very fine even texture. 

Rot Resistance: Regarded as excellent in resistance to both decay and insect attack.

Workability: Overall, easy to work, notwithstanding any knots or irregularities present in the wood. It reportedly has a high silica content, which can dull cutters. Aromatic Red Cedar glues and finishes well, though in many applications, the wood is left unfinished to preserve its aromatic properties. 

Odor: Distinct. Commonly used in closets and chests to repel moths and other insects. 

Come in and ask about our natural edge slabs - great for shelves, furniture, table tops, desk tops, mantles or whatever project you can imagine!

Natural Live Edge Balsamo

Scientific Name: Myroxlon balsamun

Common Name(s): Santos Mahogany, Cabreuva

From Southern Mexico and Central and South America 

Janka Hardness: 2,400 lbf (10,680 N) 

Color/Appearance: There is a fair degree of color variation between boards of Santos Mahogany, ranging from a lighter golden brown to a darker purplish red or burgundy. The color tends to turn more red/purple with age. Quartersawn sections can show a striped or ribbon pattern. 

Grain/Texture: Grain is usually interlocked, with a medium to fine texture. Good natural luster 

Endgrain: Diffuse-porous; medium pores in no specific arrangement; commonly in radial multiples of 2-3; reddish brown heartwood deposits common; growth rings usually indistinct, sometimes distinct due to discontinuous bands of marginal parenchyma; rays not visible without lens; parenchyma vasicentric and confluent. 

Rot Resistance: Rated as very durable in regards to decay resistance, with mixed reports on susceptibility to insect attack. 

Workability: Noticeable blunting effect on cutting edges. Working characteristics are rated as fair to poor, on account of both its density and its interlocked grain. Staining or gluing can sometimes be problematic, though the wood finishes well. 

Odor: Very distinctive spicy scent when being worked.

Common Uses: Flooring, furniture, interior trim, and heavy construction.

Come in and ask about our natural edge (as called "live edge") slabs - great for shelves, furniture, mantles or whatever project you can imagine!

Natural Live Edge Cherry Lumber

Come in and ask about our natural edge (as called "live edge") slabs - great for shelves, furniture, mantles or whatever project you can imagine!

Natural Live Edge Macawood

Scientific Name: Platymiscium pinnatum

From Central and South America

Janka Hardness: 2,700 lbf (12,030 N)

Color/Appearance: Heartwood color can be highly variable, ranging from a bright red to a darker reddish or purplish brown, frequently with darker stripes. Sapwood can be almost white

Grain/Texture: Grain is straight to interlocked, with a medium to fine texture. High natural luster.

Rot Resistance: Heartwood is rated as durable to very durable regarding decay resistance, with good resistance to insect attacks as well.

Workability: Overall, good working characteristics for both hand and machine tools, Able to take a very high natural polish. Turns and glues well.

Come in and ask about our natural edge slabs - great for shelves, furniture, table tops, desk tops, mantles or whatever project you can imagine!

Natural Live Edge Parota Hardwood

Parota is also known as Guanacaste, Raintree or Kelobra is similar to Acacia in appearance but easier in workability. A fast growing hardwood that is popular with bowl turners, carvers, furniture/cabinetry designers and boat builders.

 Scientific Name: Enterolobium cyclocarpum 

Primarily Central America, as well as Mexico and northern South America. Trees grow from 65 - 100 ft tall and 5 - 8 ft in diameter. 

Janka Hardness: 520 lbf 

Color/Appearance: Heartwood is light to medium brown, sometimes with a reddish hue. Darker streaks of brown are sometimes present. Sapwood is pale yellow and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Unique appearance and texture, which is mostly due to its very large pores, which give it a somewhat coarse-textured, almost fibrous look

Grain/Texture: Grain usually slightly interlocked. Very coarse texture. Moderate natural luster. 

Rot Resistance: Rated as durable to very durable; mixed insect resistance.

Workability: Easy to work with hand and machine tools.

Come in and ask about our natural live edge slabs - great for shelves, furniture, table tops, desk tops, mantles, wood carvings or whatever project you can imagine!  

Natural Live Edge Spalted Maple

Spalting is a general description of any type of maple that has been allowed to begin initial stages of decay, and then subsequently dried (preventing further decay). The partial decay, called spalting, gives the wood dark contrasting lines and streaks. Product of New Brunswick, . Creates a fantastic discussion piece for fireplace mantals, bar tops, shelves and more. No two pieces are alike.