Slab Wood Questions Answered | Buffalo, NY | Timberkrete
Wood slabs, slab wood one in the same. Now that we got that out of the way, we wanted to answer a few of the questions that we regularly receive from our Buffalo area clients regarding slab wood, its uses, costs and a couple of other topics that people might want to know more about. We’ve been creating wood slab pieces for many years now; the one thing we can tell you is in purchasing a wood slab table or counter, or any piece of furniture, you will always have a one of a kind. The beauty of solid wood is that no two slabs are ever quite alike. And then of course, you factor in finishing and staining—that differentiates the piece even more.
Some Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Wood Slabs
How are wood slabs created? Essentially what happens is that an entire tree is cut all the way through. You might think of it as slicing the tree—each “slice” represents a slab. So if you think about the shape of a tree, the width of the slices are going to vary, with the center wood slabs being the widest.
What is the difference between veneer and wood slabs? Veneers are also a slicing of the tree but are done so in a much thinner manner. In this way, veneers are generally used more in a coverage application versus being that solid table top or bar top.
What is the appropriate thickness of wood slabs? This will vary depending on use and budget primarily. The thicker the wood slab, the more expensive it is apt to be. And then of course what you intend to use the slab for in terms of your Buffalo area home will also be a factor. You may be looking for a chunkier looking table. Or perhaps you want a series of slab wood shelves. How do you envision the aesthetic? This will also dictate the thickness of your wood slab.
How much do wood slabs cost? That again is a question with no single answer as it can widely vary. The larger, thicker the slab wood, the higher the price. But then you have to consider the species of wood that is being used. Some are more sought after and thus come with a higher price tag. While others can be more affordable to purchase.
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