Marwood’s roots in production of lumber and veneer stretch nearly a century. After initially originating out of Louisville, KY, Marwood transplanted its roots over to Jeffersonville, IN in 1984.
In 2013, after recognizing a need left unfulfilled in the market for access to responsibly sourced yet reasonably priced live edge hardwood slabs, Marwood Manufacturing propagated its offering and production began.
Recently, the demand for live edge hardwood slabs has increased among woodworkers, business owners, and homeowners alike. Those looking for a functional piece of art that seamlessly brings indoors a touch of the outdoors can accomplish this utilizing the natural beauty that is unique to each slab. Thanks to the diversity in both design and application, live edge hardwood slabs bring a combined sense of urban, rustic, elegance, and classic chic to a piece of furniture or entire room.
At Marwood Manufacturing we love the fact that each live edge hardwood slab we produce is as unique and full of character as the next, just like the people who use them.
Still wondering if the natural beauty of a live edge hardwood slab is right for your project? No need to worry! Our specialists are happy to talk you through the process and discover which species and slab will make the perfect show piece or blend in seamlessly with your existing design. We are open to walk-ins Monday – Friday 9a-4p, and Saturday by appointment. Just give us a call, send us an email, or stop on by! We’d love to say hello!
Let’s get the dreaming process started, shall we. First, keep scrolling through this page for more details on how these natural beauties get transformed. Then, head on over to our Species Samples page for some ideas on the variety of character and color these beauties have to offer.
ABOUT SLABS & USAGE DETAILS
Each hardwood slab produced by Marwood Manufacturing is as unique as the next. The beauty of these slabs is then transformed into functional art of varying forms. Guided by the deft hands of expert woodworkers, our slabs are utilized as dining room tables, coffee tables, work benches, desks, bar tops, dressers, countertops, shelving, and more. The list can extend as far as your imagination.
Our live edge hardwood slabs function splendidly both as a staple piece to highlight the beauty of the room or to blend seamlessly with your design for a more cohesive feel. With a natural beauty that stands the test of time, you can be sure that your live edge pieces will always be in style.
Our hardwood slabs are predominately locally sourced along with a selective offering of more exotic varieties. A few of the species you can expect to find in our warehouse are Ambrosia Maple, Box Elder, Cherry, Elm, Gum, Maple Burl, Oak, Redwood, and Walnut. You can find a more detailed list on our Species Samples page.
While there may still be debate on if it was the chicken or the egg, we at Marwood Manufacturing can say with certainty that the whole log comes before the live edge hardwood slab. These logs of varying lengths and circumferences are often milled on site to a thickness ranging between 1 and 4 inches. Once in live edge slab form, our slabs go through a carefully mapped process of air drying to kiln drying to on deck to sanded by request.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Found a live edge slab you love but you’re worried it’s too thick to suit your project?
No need to worry! Our on-site, 36” wide, belt finish sander planer using 80 grit sandpaper is great for adjusting thicknesses! Between you and me, it’s also great for just knocking a few grueling hours of hand sanding off your project.
Buying multiples and wanting the grain and crotch of your live edge slab to match consistently?
We’ve got ya covered. Our hardwood slabs can be bought in sequence for a more cohesive feel.
Curious about which species and grain is right for your next functional piece of live edge art?
Head on over to our Species Samples page for some ideas on what we have to offer!
Still haven’t found what you’re looking for?
Give us a call, send us an email, or stop by our warehouse and we’d be happy to assist you in your quest to find the perfect live edge hardwood slab for your project.
Ready to get the ball rolling and purchase your very own Marwood Manufacturing live edge hardwood slab?
Head on over to our Get a Quote form or contact us today to get an idea on the full price of your project and speak directly with a Marwood Manufacturing team member.