Beautiful Color and Figure! Our selection of Kiln Dried Live Edge Slabs exhibit an incredible color and grain pattern, the product of trees that grew in the mineral-rich Central Valley of California. Every piece really is truely unique. With a natural display of swirling iridescent figures, Natural Live Edge Slabs are distinctly superior in character compared to any standard building materials currently available.
Kiln Dried Our slabs are unmatched for Dimensional Stability because they have been properly kiln dried. Kiln-drying also ensures that these slabs will be free of infestations that might be present in slabs from other sources.
Consistent Thickness All California Gold Slabs have been surface-planed after drying to ensure uniformity and to reduce fabrication time. (Odd-shaped selections also available.)
Green Our slabs are salvaged from downed trees, within 300 miles of Valencia Lumber & Panel. Live trees are not used for these slabs. Rescuing these fallen trees at the end of their life cycle ensures that the carbon contained in them will remain sequestered, rather than contributing eventually to greenhouse effects.
Selection and Availability Some are massive, some are smaller, all are remarkable. In addition to our showroom, we have dozens of slabs to choose from right here in Los Angeles by appointment.
Please Note: We also stock Eastern Black Walnut and Doug Fir slabs. Other species slabs available to order. For appointments and pricing please call 866-811-2909 to speak to our team on product knowledge and sales inquiries.
What’s the difference between “salvaged” and “reclaimed”? If you took an old barn apart and used the siding and timbers to build something else, you’re reclaiming that wood. It had already been used as lumber, now it’s being re-purposed or ‘reclaimed”. If you “rescue” trees that would otherwise be burned, mulched, or left to decay on the forest floor, then you are “salvaging” that wood. Both of these are “green” methods.
What’s special about Valencia Lumber’s slabs? There are other sources of Walnut or White Oak of course. However, not everyone kiln dries their slabs, and not everyone surface-planes to even thickness, or sands to reveal the figure. You need dimensional stability and uniform thickness, and you sure don’t need bugs and beetles hatching from your dining room table!