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Finishing Products > Indoor > Natural Edge Slabs

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!
Finishing lumber is surfaced 2 sides and available in the following sizes:
4/4"
8/4"
10/4"
12/4"
 Natural edge slabs are random lengths and thicknesses.

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. 
1.6" thick x 3.15" steel with 7mm screw holes. 
Loading 181.5 kgs / 400 lbs per pair. 
Black Powder Coated Finish. 
Live edge slabs or lumber not included.

Natural Live Edge Aromatic Cedar

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!
one natural edge 
12/4"thick 
8"or wider. 
8' lengths. 
Great for mantels and shelves! 
Selection is constantly changing - come in and see what has arrived!

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 

End grain: 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!
Two Live edges.
4/4 to 10/4" thick. 
Selection is constantly changing - come in and see what has arrived!

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!

12/4
Various widths up to 24" and lengths up to 8'.Selection is constantly changing - come in and see what has arrived!

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!
4/4 to 10/4" 2 natural Edge Slabs or 4/4" lumber 
Selection is constantly changing - come in and see what has arrived!

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!  
2 natural Edge Slabs of various sizes, widths and thicknesses 
The two slabs shown below are 2-1/4" thick. 42"(avg) x 120" and 45" (avg) x 93". The big slab shown is 11 feet high x 46"(avg) x 3" (avg.).Selection is constantly changing - come in and see what has arrived and get one of these for yourself!

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.
8/4 and varying thicknesses and lengths up to 12'.

Natural Live Edge Walnut

Walnut one or two natural live edge slabs.  We also have boules - which are sequenced slabs cut from one entire length so the grains match up between lengths. 

Scientific Name: Juglans nigra 

From the Eastern United States.

Janka Hardness: 1,010 lbf (4,490 N)

Color/Appearance: Heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Color can sometimes have a grey, purple, or reddish cast. 

Grain/Texture: Grain is usually straight, but can be irregular. Has a medium texture and moderate natural luster.

Rot Resistance: Black Walnut is rated as very durable in terms of decay resistance, though it is susceptible to insect attack.

Workability: Typically easy to work provided the grain is straight and regular. Planer tearout can sometimes be a problem when surfacing pieces with irregular or figured grain. Glues, stains, and finishes well, (though walnut is rarely stained). 

Come in and ask about our natural edge slabs - great for shelves, furniture, table tops, desk tops, mantles or whatever project you can imagine!
One natural edge: 12/4"thick x 12"- 15" wide x 8' lengths. 
Two natural edge: 7/4"thick x 14"- 22" wide x 11' lengths. 
Two natural edge also available in sequenced Boules for those extra long projects! 
Selection is constantly changing - come in and see what has arrived!

Natural Live Edge Western Cedar

Scientific Name: Thuja plicata 

Janka Hardness: 350 lbf (1,560 N) 

Color/Appearance: Western Redcedar is typically reddish to pinkish brown, often with random streaks and bands of darker red/brown areas. 

Grain/Texture: Has a straight grain and a medium to coarse texture. 

Endgrain: Resin canals absent; earlywood to latewood transition usually abrupt (or gradual if growth rings are widely spaced), color contrast medium-high; tracheid diameter medium to medium-large. 

Rot Resistance: durable to very durable in regard to decay resistance, though it is not resistant to insect attack. 

Workability: Easy to work with both hand or machine tools. Glues and finishes well, though as is the case with most softwoods with closed pores, staining can be a challenge. 

Odor: Western Redcedar has a strong, aromatic scent when being worked. 

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

2-1/2" - 3-1/2" thick. 
12' lengths.  
Various widths. 
Kiln Dried
Great for mantels or shelves! 
Selection is constantly changing - come in and see what has arrived!

Natural Live Edge Western Maple

Looking for something truly unique? Drop in and see our selection of solid Western Maple natural live edge pieces..
Available in a range of thicknesses from 2” to 5”, random widths and lengths.

Panama Canal Zapatero Hardwood

In 1913, while building the Panama Canal, Theodore Roosevelt created what was then the world’s largest man-made lake (Gutan Lake) by damming the Chagres River and flooding an old growth jungle the size of Montreal.  Ninety-seven years later, using submersible hydraulic chain saws lubricated with vegetable oil, these perfectly preserved tropical hardwood trees are being harvested from that underwater jungle. 
see our blog at www.mywindsorproject.com for projects using this wood
 

Canal Zapatero (Hieronima alchorneoides)
Appearance: Heartwood is dark reddish brown. Sapwood is mild reddish brown. Medium but pronounced grain pattern, usually straight or interlocked. Moderate lustre. Overall rich and warm. Very consistent color and grain.
Species Characteristics:Very hard and durable. Naturally resistant to decay, funguses and termite attack. Odourless and tasteless.
Uses: High quality furniture, veneers, wall panelling and general carpentry and millwork. Well suited for indoor and outdoor use. Very hard and very suitable for solid or engineered flooring or decking.
Work Properties: Canal Zapatero is easy to saw and work with hand tools, good to moderately good to plane, excellent for turning,  mortising, boring, moulding and sanding. Nailing is difficulty and pre drilling is recommended. It finishes very well. Two or three coats of sealer are recommended. Because of the woods natural beauty it is recommended to use a transparent finish.
Hardness: Janka hardness - 1700. Excellent in high traffic areas.
Ask us about other or similar Panama woods!