Live Edge Wood Slab: Questions & Answers
Q: How are live edge wood slabs sold?
A: Each one is sold in raw condition as seen in the picture. We also provide finishing services to transform the live edge wood slab into a supreme live edge table top.
Q: Do you have table legs to pair with the live edge wood slabs?
A: Yes, we have many types of legs made of wood, steel, cast iron & boat chain. Scroll down to view the leg options.
Q: Is there a fee to have the wood slab cut and glued to make a wider table, but not finished?
A: Yes, this would be priced per request.
Q: How are Live Edge Wood Slabs shipped?
A: Olde Good Things ships items worldwide. We utilize crating and packing services as needed and ship with a reputable commercial carrier. We offer easy and reasonable delivery to NYC and Washington D.C. specifically in the continental United States.
If your shipping destination is located in Los Angeles, please note that we ship a container to Los Angeles quarterly. We would be happy to add your item to our container to help you save on shipping. Please note that this option delays shipping time some and would be a reasonable one if your delivery date is flexible.
When requesting a shipping quote, please be sure to include the quantity of slabs, commercial or residential, & the shipping destination zip code. Large items can be shipped freight, delivered by our Olde Good trucks or picked up from our Scranton warehouse with a combined total of over a quarter of a million square feet of antiques in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Please reach out to us to determine which shipping method may work best for you.
Q: How thick are the live edge wood slabs?
A: Slab thickness ranges from 2.5 in. – 2.75 in. D. Please see each listing for the specific thickness of each slab.
Q: What kinds of wood species do you have in stock?
Q: If I pick a Live Edge Wood Slab and want it cut smaller, how does that affect the price?
A: That depends on the circumstances. If the remaining piece of slab is considered usable to us, we would adjust the price. Otherwise you would have to pay for the full slab, and of course you can keep the remaining pieces.
Q: What stain colors are typically used on the Live Edge Wood Slabs?
A: Many are left natural; however, any wood stain can be applied. We use Minwax stains and a conversion varnish lacquer finish. This finish is generally used for hardwoods such as, walnut, maple, mahogany & oak.
Q: Why can’t we start the finishing process on the air-drying slabs now?
A: When wood is cut, it’s green and filled with moisture. For the finishing process to begin, the wood’s moisture level must go from 100% to at least 8 %. At this point the wood is more stable and ready to be made into a live edge wood table top.
Q: What is the difference between a wood slab being Air dried & Kiln dried?
A: In the air drying process, the log is sliced in to slabs, which are then sticker stacked and left in a dry breezy location. This process can take up to 1-2 years for the wood to be dried. Even when a slab has been air dried for this length of time, it still may need to be put in the kiln to reach the proper moisture percentage.
Kiln drying is a process of taking the slab into a sealed box, then heating the air. This causes the moisture to be released from the wood into the air and then removed. This process can take 1-4 months for the slab to be dried properly, depending on how much moisture is left in the wood.
Top 6 Live Edge Wood Slab Table Leg Options
1. Steel Square Tube Base – This option starts at $950 at 4 ft. – $1550 at 10 ft. Anything larger would need to be quoted by the Table Shop manager.
2. Brushed Steel Wishbone Legs – This option is $1250 a pair.
3. Industrial Machine Cast Iron Legs – There are several styles available, view now. This option is $595 – $650 a pair.
4. Boat Chain Legs – This option for 30 in. H is $650 & 36 in. H is $775.
5. Tapered or Square Wood Legs – This option ranges from $175 4 ft – $400 10 ft. Anything larger would need to be quoted by the Table Shop manager.
6. Trestle Wood Base – This option is $600 4 ft – $900 10 ft. Anything larger would need to be quoted by the Table Shop manager.