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Thick Live Edge Pecan Solid Hardwood Wood Slab Natural Edge Coffee Table Top, DIY Bench, Desk Top, Workstation, Bar Top, Wood Table

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Awesome pecan slab table top! Would make a sweet dinning room table or bar. I always love working on the larger slabs and this is one of the largest I've completed so far. Check out all the character in the pictures and know that it only looks better in person!

This piece has been hand sanded and is super smooth, including the edges which have a slight bevel to them. I applied three coats of Vermont's Natural Coating, to the top and sides, which has no off gassing and is made from renewable whey. Why every wood worker doesn't use this stuff is puzzling to me. I sand between each coat with 220 grain sand paper for an extra smooth finish.

The measurement is approximately 92 inches (length) by 23 inches (width) by 2 inch (depth) and weight of a 150 pounds.

1st picture: Beautiful Pecan wood set up on my work benches!
2nd picture: A view of the natural edging where the bark is still present.
3rd picture: The natural edge meeting the straight edge!
4th picture: The black and red line in the middle is where the tree began to fork giving this piece its awesome character. Notice the bark down the center.
5th picture: A shot from the other end of the slab :)

The bottom of this piece as with all my larger slabs is still in raw form.

All my slab wood has been air dried which means no future warping, cracking, twisting, swelling or shrinking. Be careful buying wood not properly dried!

This listing is for the slab wood only ;)> As always I'll be adding more slabs soon!

******** Hairpin Legs

Don't forget to order some hairpin legs:

******** Shelf Brackets

Don't forget to order your shelf brackets:

******** When Inquiring About Custom Orders

When e-mailing me about custom pieces be sure to include the type of wood you'd like, the measurements (length X width X thickness), whether or not you want a live edge (with natural outside of the tree, may or may not have bark depending on species), duel live edge (both sides have bark) or duel straight edge (both edges cut clean). Also for accurate shipping include your zip code.

Once we've decided on the measurements, type of wood and shipping costs I'll send you an Etsy listing for 50% of costs that must be paid before I begin work. Once the work is completed I will make a final listing of the piece. The final listing will include the remaining costs plus shipping. Once paid I will ship the slab :)

******** Out of Country Shipping

I will ship anywhere in the world but I will need to know your location to get accurate shipping prices ;)

******** Bridgeton Art Gallery's Refund Policy

I will accept any return that is damaged upon arrival or is the incorrect item(s). Any item that grossly differs from the listing. As long as the item is returned to me, at which time I will refund your money for the item and shipping costs. I will not accept returns for items simply due to dislike or changed minds.

I make every effort to present the pieces as true to the actual piece as possible through digital means. Colors will be slightly different from monitor to monitor in some cases due to different monitor color, contrast, and brightness settings. All my wood is sealed with a clear coat and is the natural color of the wood. Once a piece is sold I re-exzamine the piece once retrieved from storage and will contact the purchaser if the wood has altered in anyway before the shipment is sent out. I want my collectors to be happy with their purchase!

******** Bridgeton Art Gallery Canncellation Policy

I will allow cancellations if you can catch me in time before I ship which is usually daily. I do charge a %15 restocking fee. It takes me about 40 minutes to an hour to locate, wrap and package each wood slab (this is the one area of all my work I like the least!) If you are considering a different slab I will put the money towards that purchase. I do after all want everyone happy, but the less time I spend on milling, sanding and detail work the less slabs that are produced!

******** What Goes Into A Slab

Somewhere a seed gets planted, a sprout shoots up and a tree begins it's life. After surviving decades of abuse eventually the tree falls. Here in Eastern North Carolina the chances are a hurricane has hit and for whatever reason this tree after 25 to 100 years has made its way horizontal. This is where either a tree service, the government or myself steps in to "dispose" of the tree. The tree companies normally sell to larger mills where the trees are made into lumber. The government in their infinite wisdom gathers up the trees and mulches them, all of them. Regardless of type, size or rarity they are all mulched equally into massive piles that fill soccer fields. All this mulch is eventually taken to the wet lands and dumped in the swamps as fill. Apparently it's not illegal to dump in fragile ecosystems if it's mulch no matter at what capacity. Now if I get a hold of the tree I am able to hook up my milling equipment right where it lays. It will take me several hours prep time to begin but once I get going it speeds up quite a bit. I can mill an entire 80 foot tall tree in a few days which will produce around 80 slabs at 10 feet long and 2 inches thick.

Once I get the slabs cut I then have to load them up in my jeep and get them to one of my four drying locations (whichever is closest). This alone can take a few days. Once there I have to stack, measure and inventory each slab, usually a day depending upon how strong I'm feeling. Then the waiting game gets started. A two inch slab has to air dry for four to six months depending on time of year (summer is much faster). Once the slabs are air dried they are pulled out for inspection and scrutinized. I check for cracking, warping, checking, discoloration, or any unique characteristics. I photograph each slab and get all its measurements (this takes days).

When I get an order for a slab, I'll locate it through my inventory and then seek it out in person. I begin working on it once I get it back to my shop/yard. I'll set it up on my saw horses and make the necessary cuts for length and width. Then the sanding begins. This takes the most time as far as consecutive work. I can usually sand an inch (in length) a minute with the 40 grit sand paper. Once the saw lines and rough spots are sanded down I then move to the 120 grit sand paper which goes faster, about half the amount of time. Then I sand a final time with 220 grit sand paper for a really smooth surface and any detail work. A large slab will take the better part of a day to sand but I can get it completely sanded in one day. Then finishing begins. I move the slab over to my finishing area (away from the saw dust) and begin coating the slab with Vermont's Natural Coating, either a semi gloss or matte finish depending on customer preference. After each coat I move the slab back to the sanding area and sand down the slab with 220 grit sand paper. This is what makes the slab extra smooth. I do this three to four times for a really durable finish. I then package the slab and send it to you!

******** The Beginnings of Bridgeton Art Gallery!

While working with a friend of mine, clearing fallen trees after hurricane Irene, I couldn't believe the amount of good hardwood that was being chopped up and left on the roadside for the city to pick up and later mulch. I wanted to get as much of it as possible and make all kinds of furniture out of it. I was able to get my hands on some hickory and blackwalnut. I had maybe a dozen slabs to start out on something really amazing!

I didn't quite know what to create with the slabs so I began planing, sanding and sealing the wood to create beautiful slabs for all kinds of purposes. Now I had shelves, table tops, bar tops, bench tops and all kinds of other uses for people to use with their own "do it yourself" projects.

I haven't seen anything else on the web quite like it other than professional furniture builders that see either just the raw material or incredible over priced pieces and their trees are all cut down for that purpose instead of salvaged from a storm.

Today I am working with wood from hurricane Sandy that came through in the Fall of '12. I'm working with black walnut, poplar, sweet gum, pecan, persimmon, cherry, cedar, maple, beech and pine.

******** The Future of Bridgeton Art Gallery

I'm currently saving up money to start my own mill. As long as sells keep up I will start miling my own wood the Spring of '13 (only need $1500 more in sales to start processing my own trees!) I will continue to only process trees that fall due to natural means or are being removed due to urban development and headed to the mulch pile unless I divert them. I have several trees ready for processing including: black oak, red oak, white oak, sweet gum, cherry, dogwood, maple, pine, cedar, poplar, black walnut, pecan and more. Once the mill is up and running I will be processing wood full time to support my new family and to bring you beautiful slabs that will stay in your family for a lifetime!

Update! I've bought my mill and am currently in the process of learning all the ends and outs of using it. I will begin milling fallen trees and processing them next week 3/17/13! The first trees I mill up won't be ready for three to five months before I can begin sanding and finishing. In the meantime I'll be working down my current stock and getting ready for wood, wood and more wood! Thanks everyone for your patronage and support!

Thick Live Edge Pecan Solid Hardwood Wood Slab Natural Edge Coffee Table Top, DIY Bench, Desk Top, Workstation, Bar Top, Wood Table


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  • Materials: wood, natural decor, reclaimed wood, time, light, water, earth, Vermont Natural Coating, hardwood, hurricane wood, live edge, natural edge, pecan
  • Ships worldwide from North Carolina, United States
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