How much do live edge oak slabs cost?

Unfinished live edge wood slabs average about $20 per board foot, for example, which is a wholesale price by current market standards.

What is the best wood for live edge?

But back to what is the best wood for live edge furniture. The most stable is old-growth Redwood within the USA, but Black walnut, Cherry, and Claro walnut are also great options. Oaks, whether red, white, or black oak, are also options and sycamore and maple.

What is the cheapest live edge wood?

Easy To Understand Pricing

  • Walnut = $16 / BDFT.
  • White Oak = $16 / BDFT.
  • Red Oak = $15 / BDFT.
  • Ash = $13 / BDFT.
  • Elm = $13 / BDFT.
  • Maple = $14 / BDFT.
  • Cherry = $16 / BDFT.
  • Pine = $11 / BDFT.

How dry does a live edge slab need to be?

A general rule of thumb is that live edge slabs are ready to kiln dry when they reach 20% moisture level. This can be tested using a moisture meter.

Are live edge slabs kiln dried?

Unique Live Edge Wood Slabs Each carefully kiln dried piece of lumber provides for a beautiful and dramatic solid wood surface that will last for generations.

How thick should live edge slab be?

at 1.5” minimum for smaller pieces and ideally 1.75 or more for wide pieces. Most dining or conference tables we make land somewhere between 1.75” and 2.25” finished.

How much does a live edge walnut slab cost?

Live Edge Slab Price Chart

Species Under 20″ Wide 45″+ Wide
Ash $5/bd. ft. $15/bd. ft.
Black Walnut $10/bd. ft. $25/bd. ft.
Cherry $6/bd. ft. $18/bd. ft.
English Walnut $10/bd. ft. $25/bd. ft.

Do live edge tables warp?

The thinner the wood is milled means the greater the likelihood that your live edge table will be prone to warping and twisting. A reputable sawmill should be milling live edge slabs no less than three inches in thickness in order to account for the expected changes that occur in the wood during the drying process.

How thick should a slab table be?

Most dining or conference tables we make land somewhere between 1.75” and 2.25” finished. This is typically easy to accomplish with well dried slabs with “minimal” drying movement that for us start at 2 3/8” thick if under 24” wide or 2 7/8” thick if 24”-36” wide.