Fresh out of the kiln! I have white pine slabs, 3″ thick, 8-9′ long, and up to 30″ wide. These pine slabs make excellent countertops, bench tops, and table tops. In fact, there are various pubs and restaurants around Wisconsin that purchased pine slabs from us for that very purpose.
Kiln dried white pine slabs are $3 a board foot. (Example: a pine slab, 8′ long, 3″ thick, 2′ wide has 48 board feet in it and costs $144.)
(The brown lines across the slabs are from rust and dirt on the skid loader forks and sands right off.)
We’ve had a few people ask for our oversized wooden spoons, so we decided to start selling them on Etsy. For comparison, they are roughly twice the length of standard wooden spoons. Although they are designed to be functional, they make great decorate pieces to hang in the kitchen. If you’re interested, they are available for purchase at our store.
(I’m not mass producing cutting boards at this time, but they are available upon request.)
I was recently tasked with slabbing up a giant Cottonwood for a customer. While Cottonwood grows to immense sizes, it is often overlooked for slabs because its not walnut, oak, maple, or one of the more desirable species. It has a rich and creamy color with many brown tones that look great when finished. This particular Cottonwood was over five feet in diameter at the stump, with a crotch over six feet wide. The log was over 15 feet long and estimated to weigh over eight tons. For a weight comparison, thats the equivalent of more than five Honda Civics.
It has been a while since I posted anything, so I thought I would show some photos of a giant Elm I was hired to slab in Minneapolis. The log was over 6′ in diameter and 15′ long. The fork had to be trimmed down from over 9′ wide. It stretched the limits of the Lucas Slabber but by the end of the day we had a nice stack of massive slabs.
Check out these photos of some recent sawing.
A large Maple crotch on the forklift, and large burled Red Oak on the truck, waiting to be slabbed.
A couple very wide Elm slabs, freshly cut. The rest of the log is still waiting to be slabbed. The tree came from a yard in Minnesota and unfortunately has some foreign objects in it.
A large 3′ wide White Oak slab, one of a large stack, fresh off the mill.
A couple wide Maple slabs, sawed from a crotch.
Slabbing up a large White Oak Log.