Mother Nature didn’t create just one type of tree, which is why we don’t use just one species to make our live edge wood slabs. We source a variety of trees local to the Columbus, Ohio, area to craft each piece, giving you a wide selection to choose from for your next handmade masterpiece.
What types of wood does Urbn Timber use? We’re glad you asked. The species we focus on salvaging include:
No two species are the same, which is why we source multiple types of wood to give you the exact grain and color you’re looking for. But turning a tree into a work of art is not that simple. Before our custom wood slabs are ready to be sold for projects, there’s a long process each piece must go through to be usable.
Urbn Timber utilizes strategic relationships with Columbus arborists that allow our business to locally source tree logs. Each tree we use is dropped due to sustainable causes, such as storm damage, disease or death, new construction or potential hazard. We understand the necessity of trees in our environment, which is why we never remove happy, healthy trees from their homes purely for the sake of product creation.
The logs are brought into our lumber yard, where they are sawn into natural live edge wood slabs. From there, the slabs are air-dried for at least six months, then kiln-dried for another two months. After being dried to perfection, which means a single-digit moisture content, the wood slabs are fresh-cut and finally ready to be crafted into a handmade masterpiece.
Throughout our entire course of making each wood slab, Urbn Timber works as a team at every stage to produce the exact live edge piece our client wants; a process known as vertical integration. All steps of the woodwork process on our side are done in-house, from cutting the logs and kiln-drying them, to shaping and finishing the slabs. This allows us to craft each wood slab exactly the way the client envisioned it, solely using our own team of experts.
No matter what look you’re going for in your next wood slab project, Urbn Timber has plenty of tree species to choose from. Just let us know what you have in mind and we’ll work together to create the exact live edge piece you desire.