Slab Wood Buyers Guide
Where to buy slab wood
The is is the slab wood buyers guide cheat sheet. It might very well be the shortest page on this website but that doesn’t mean that it is any less important.
The main thing with buying slab wood is to keep a pulse on your local community.
I break these opportunities up into two categories: (1) Local small shop lumber (2) Local hobbyist. The former offers consistent material at (hopefully) a fair price. The latter is where you can really snag some good deals.
You can use our board foot calculator below to get a better understanding of what your costs might be.
I found these four eight foot slabs of walnut from a local hobbyist for $40 total. He had them stored in his garage for over a year and never finished the project that he was working on.
I was able to make 6 shelves, a small bench for my daughter, gave one eight footer away and still have one left for another project!
I was able to grab ALL of the wood in this picture (and a bit more) for $40 from a local hobbyist who was cleaning out their garage. Some of this wood is over 100 years old with amazing character. Click to learn more.
Spalted Maple Bartop
I bought this beautiful piece of spalted maple (unfinished) from a local mill for $75. It is one of the main focal points of the room.