With the opening of our new Richmond lumber yard and showroom in late 2021 (and now finally with some space to spread our wings and expand our product offerings), The Lumber Baron will be stocking a number of different live edge slab options. Few know this, but before my father started The Lumber Baron in 1978, he was The Earl of Burl and traveled cross country in a VW bus, selling redwood burl tables and M.C. Escher prints. It was on this business endeavor that he met my Mother in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1975.
From curly grain Redwood, to Monkey Pod, Walnut, Maple, Elm, Acacia, Sycamore, Cottonwood and more, we’re excited to be coming full circle as a company to offer some amazing live edge slabs. We will be dedicated to salvaging only the very best grain composition, figure, and curl, keeping as much of this awesome material out of shredding machines and chippers as possible. Once dry and available for sale, each live edge slab will be numbered and listed under the “Slab” section of our website. Click on the numbered slab you are interested in for a short, close up video.
Known for it's strength, beauty, and longevity redwood has long been prized by woodworkers, especially in exterior applications. The Lumber Baron has a number of incredible, larger redwood slabs, many of which highly figured with curly grain (aka lace or wavy grain). Most measuring 2 1/2"+ with widths up to 54" and lengths up to [...]
With light to dark, rich brown swirls, orange under tones and a creamy, often spalting, sapwood live edge, Monkey Pod (also know as Rain Tree) is an incredibly desirable hardwood species. Known for it's incredible grain patterns and ease of workability, Monkey Pod (Rain tree) makes breath taking slab tables, fine furniture, veneer etc. With [...]