Live Edge Ash Counter

Local Doctor’s Office

The same wood that is used to create The Louisville Slugger brand was selected to use for our most recent project.  The reception desk for a local doctor’s office needed to be constructed using a 13’ section, and a mitered 12’ long section of Ash.  The customer wanted a lighter wood and finish to compliment the floors, and the grain of this live edge ash tree had the right color and unique movement within the grain pattern.  The customer also decided not to use a live edge, so the edges were sanded down using a round over router bit to create a Bullnose edge.  The edge is flush and if someone were to knock or bump into the surface there would be no repercussions.  This project was a blast to complete, while working directly with our customer to complete the look they envisioned from the start.  Each custom piece is designed to be unique, and the River City team looks forward to helping you complete your next project, big or small!

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Custom NYC Salon

River City Wood Design recently completed work for a high-profile Salon in New York City.  The cabinets and reception desk were all crafted using Reclaimed White Oak from the 1792 Barton distillery that collapsed in July of 2018.  The wood was cleaned up but still has a little bit of that rustic reclaimed feel.  The nail holes were also preserved instead of filled, further creating the rustic design that the customer wanted to maintain.

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Custom Salon using Reclaimed White Oak and Maple Live Edge

The 26-foot counter-top was designed to flow evenly along the wall using Live Edge Ambrosia Maple slabs, designed using wood from the same log to create a consistent flow.  The customer wanted a light-colored wood species that was similar in color to the White Oak and by using Maple the craftsmen were able to create that look.

Importance of Design in a Business Setting

Whether you are designing a restaurant, hotel, salon, or business setting,  your decor holds a strong value for your customers.  The first impression is everything and being able to set yourself apart by creating an environment that people will remember is essential.

Marwood has been a trusted name in the hardwood business since 1955 and since partnering with River City Wood Design in 2018, we are thrilled to provide our customers with the option of a finished product.  When you work with us you are choosing to use high-quality material that will be sure to last and set yourself apart.

When you visit our warehouse you have the ability to customize is endless.  We have thousands of different live edge slabs and lumber to choose from.  Our most popular is Walnut, but we carry most domestics and rare Burls from the West Coast.


Walnut Conference Table