Because of its natural glow, cherry makes for amazing live edge furniture and handcrafted work. The species is easily sourced from Eastern North America, where Columbus, Ohio-based Urbn Timber gets our logs. Live edge cherry wood slabs give a modern twist to a classic look.
The outer sapwood of cherry is a pale yellow color, whereas the heartwood is a lighter shade of brown when first cut, but darkens to a medium shade of brown with reddish tones when exposed to light over time. The grain of cherry wood slabs is typically straight with an even texture. Its natural luster is brought out in the red undertones when finished, giving this type of wood a beautifully organic look.
Cherry wood slabs are often used for:
Urbn Timber works with local arborists to sustainably source our cherry logs, all of which have dropped due to natural causes. The logs are brought to our lumber yard, where they are sawn into live edge wood slabs. From there, the cherry slabs are air-dried for at least six months, and kiln-dried for another two months. Each cherry wood slab is dried to a single-digit moisture content, which ensures product stability, before it is fresh-cut to the artist’s design. Finally, the piece is ready to be handed off and turned into the final product.
Have an idea in mind for our live edge cherry wood slabs? Call Urbn Timber today to set up a free, one-hour in-house consultation.