Live Edge Slabs
Learn more about Monkeypod (Acacia).
Species: Monkeypod (Acacia)
Region: Central America, South America
The Live Edge Slab market keeps getting stronger and stronger. Craftmen, hobby woodworkers and DIYers all have easy access to materials in order to make tables, bar tops, fine custom furniture, and a wide range of other projects using Live Edge material. We started importing slabs in 2003, before the trend really ramped up. Initially, slabs were coming mainly from Africa. The logs had to be taken to Europe where the sawmills had equipment large enough to handle the sawing process of logs that can reach 7' in diameter.
Waterfall Bubinga was the most popular and beautiful of all the slabs. Rocky bought an amazing Waterfall Bubinga log in Cameroon, which he sold to Rockler Corporation. They decided to write a feature article in the March/April 2008 issue of Woodworker's Journal to promote the species and explain the process from sawing to sale of the slabs through Rockler. Here is the web page where you can read that article : https://www.rockler.com/unbelievable-bubinga
Another article was written in Woodcraft Magazine in the June/July 2018 issue about Rocky's travels to Brazil to source a long dead, but still standing Pequia log. That article can be seen on this webpage: https://www.woodcraft.com/blog_entries/profiles-rocky-mehta
Rocky has been sourcing slabs from all over the world. We carry domestic slabs in a variety of species, including thick walnut mantle slabs. We have massive conference table sizes up to 16' long and widths up to 60" wide. Some of the more popular species in large slabs are Guanacaste, African Mahogany, Sapele, and Monkey Pod. In smaller slabs we have a very wide range of species available.
You can see all the species we carry in Live Edge Slabs listed on the left side of this page. All of our live edge slabs are sold by the board foot and are measured from the middle of the board. Each slab species has a minimum quantity of the smallest BDFT piece we have available. If you do not see what you are looking for or are looking for a specific size, please give our customer service department a call at (828) 322-9663.
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