At Wood Vendors, our goal is to provide the best wood slabs and lumber for your project. Few products bring forth quite the aesthetic appeal and visual beauty that live edge, book matched slabs do. Live edge slabs that are arranged in a book matched style are a favorite amongst our customers, and it is easy to see why with the symmetry and natural perfection that these boards provide.
What are Live Edge Slabs?
Live edge slabs are lengths of wood that have been cut in such a way so as to retain the natural edge of the log bark and the contours on the edge of the slab. Such slabs are made by making repeated, full length cuts along the length of the log. Such cuts produce very wide slabs of wood, slabs that have the natural exterior of the tree on both edges.
This approach is an appreciated method in producing lumber as it accentuates the natural grain and color of the log, not to mention the unfinished, unique, and bark-covered edges that are retained through this approach. Such logs are respected and appreciated by our mill workers, handled with care and caution during the milling process to show as much of the natural beauty of the original log as possible.
What are Book-Matched Slabs?
Book matched slabs are a precise, valued method of making slabs. This approach involves cutting two slabs of wood from the same log, one right after the other. Each slab is cut to the same thickness, making two slabs that are almost identical.
Once cut, book matching is the practice of essentially matching two (or more) wood slabs so that two adjoining surfaces of the slabs mirror each other. When this is done, the slabs can be laid side-by-side, giving the impression of an opened book, hence the term. Once set together, the mirroring slabs can be glued or attached in some way to permanently retain the mirror-image look.
The Benefits of Live Edge, Book Matched Slabs
Live edge, book matched slabs are used and cherished in a variety of settings. This type of high quality lumber is commonly used in public areas of high eye traffic where they will be properly appreciated. Such slab pairs are made into bars, benches, beds, bookshelves, dining tables, coffee tables, mantles, etc. Live edge tables and live edge tabletops are quite popular, as are live edge walnut slabs.
Live edge, book matched slabs are quite appreciated due to their aesthetic value, their symmetry, and their uniqueness. No, two pairs of live edge, book matched slabs are the same, giving this type of lumber a special, almost exclusive “nothing quite like it” appeal.
Types of Book-Matched Slabs available at Wood Vendors
At Wood Vendors, we carry a variety of live edge, book matched slabs to meet any need. From furniture making to flooring, countertops, bars, mantles, and even art pieces, live edge slabs that are arranged in a book matched style rest at the peak of aesthetic attainment in the tertiary levels of high-quality lumber. Just some (not a complete list) of the offerings we have for live edge, book matched slabs are:
- Ambrosia Maple Slabs
- Aromatic Red Cedar Slabs
- Ash Slabs
- Basswood Slabs
- Big Leaf Maple Slabs
- Black Gum Slabs
- Black Oak Slabs
- Caribbean Rosewood Slabs
- Cherry Slabs
- Curly Maple Slabs
- Cypress Slabs
- Elm Slabs
- Hackberry Slabs
- Hard Maple Slabs
- Hickory Slabs
- Katalox Slabs
- Kentucky Coffee Tree Slabs
- Monkey Pod Slabs
- Parota Slabs
- Pecan Slabs
- Poplar Slabs
- Red Elm Slabs
- Sipo Mahogany Slabs
- Spalted Maple Slabs
- Sycamore Slabs
- White Pine Slabs
- Walnut Slabs
- White Oak Slabs
If you are looking for something very specific in a slab, please don’t hesitate to ask. We have an inventory of thousands upon thousands of live edge slabs, book matched and non-book matched alike, all meticulously organized and carefully stored on site. We are very confident we can find what you are looking for.
Wood Vendors; The Best Source for Live Edge, Book-Matched Slabs
Wood Vendors offers a wide selection of live edge slabs that have been arranged into book matched pairs and stored carefully together. Our hope is to provide the widest selection of slabs to our customers. We want customers to be able to get everything they need for their projects, all in one place.
We offer live edge book matched slabs in both rough-hewn and fully-finished styles, and in varying finish stages in between. We can provide specific pulls of live edge slabs from the above species list, based off of contractor or customer needs.
When putting together an order of live edge slabs, our customers can outfit their orders based off of specific needs in slabs, needs like width specifications, length, grain patterns, surfacing, level of finish, and various other characteristics. Feel free to fill out our online form or call our direct line at 1-877-983-6367 to get started on your walnut lumber selections.