F.A.Q.

The vast majority of my live edge slabs and lumber are sourced from local tree services and cut on our portable sawmill. The wood is then stacked, air-dried for 6 to 18 months, and then sent out to the kiln where they are dried to the appropriate moisture content for furniture making. Dimensional lumber is sourced from local NJ businesses. If I don’t have the right slab for your project on hand, I have dozens of local options to source from.
Live edge slabs are cuts of wood that retain the natural contour and shape of the tree it was cut from. In comparison, a dimensional board is squared off and the long sides are cut straight, removing the live edge. Live edge slabs are frequently used as tabletops to give the piece a more unique and natural appearance. Because of their greater width, these slabs often capture the tree’s beauty in a single, solid piece.
Yes, all of my material has been properly dried to the appropriate moisture content. This ensures the wood stays dimensionally stable and won’t crack, cup, or twist. This process also sterilizes the wood, killing any bugs that may have made their way inside.
Contact me here and we’ll schedule a time for you to visit the shop and look through my current sawmill inventory. If we can’t find what you need here at the shop, I’ll reach out to local suppliers and provide you with photos of additional options. If needed, we can set up an appointment for you to see the slab from the supplier firsthand.
A bookmatch is a design feature where two successive cuts of wood are opened like a book. The result reveals their adjoining faces and symmetrical pattern—mirror images of each other. These two cuts are often glued together to create a single piece with symmetric grain, live edge, and other features.

In its final form, resin is a hard and durable plastic that can be dyed any color. It’s commonly used to make river tables, as well as filling large voids or knot holes in an otherwise solid piece of wood. A combination of epoxy and hardener is left to set for several days and the finished result is a material that can be worked just like wood.

There are several different techniques that can be employed to give resin a variety of looks and finishes, including swirled, matte, and transparent.

Typically 6 to 8 weeks, including lead-time, but this can change based on demand. Please reach out to us for a more accurate timeframe. Note that a rough time-frame will be attached to all cost estimates, and you will be contacted if the date should change.

Absolutely! We offer metal legs, typically made from steel and powder-coated with a matte black finish. Metal legs with custom designs and finishes are available on an order-by-order basis. 

A waterfall is a design element where the legs and top of the table are cut from the same piece of wood. This results in continuous grain from end to end—up one leg, across the top, and down the opposite leg. This can be achieved with any material (live edge slabs, resin river tables, or dimensional lumber).

As the name suggests, bowtie inlays are bowtie-shaped pieces of wood that are laid into the material and affixed with glue to hold cracks together. In addition to the glue, the unique bowtie-shape mechanically prevents the crack from moving. Inlays can also be used decoratively, and are available in a variety of materials and shapes (not just bowties).
A river table is made by placing two live edge slabs in a mold and pouring resin between the two. This results in an incredibly strong bond and creates a single solid piece that is then flattened and sand smooth. The naturally contoured live edge creates a shape similar to that of a river.
Yes, all commissions require a 50% deposit. This secures your spot in the schedule, allows for procurement of materials, and reserves any live edge slabs needed for the project.
Yes, we can deliver within a 50-mile radius for a reasonable fee (this fee is included in all cost estimates). If you’re outside of that radius, don’t worry! Contact us and we’ll see if we have options for your area. Customers can always pick up the pieces at our shop in Livingston, NJ for no charge.

No. The weight of each piece and care required in transporting makes this impossible. Shipping does not allow us to ensure that the quality and craftsmanship we put into your piece stays intact during transport.

First, browse through my work on the gallery (we also feature pieces on our Instagram and Facebook pages). No two pieces are alike, but you may find inspiration there. It’s also helpful for me to know which of those pieces you like and which you dislike—that can provide a great springboard into your own custom piece. You can contact me here for a free 30-minute consultation, where we can talk design and materials.
If you don’t see your question here, please reach out. I’d love to hear from you!

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If you want to purchase one of these pieces or have any questions, please contact me directly. I am more than happy to schedule shop visits for you to see the pieces in-person.