Finished Wood Products
Here at the Lumber Shack, we have been supplying customers with high quality, Live Edge, finished wood products for more than 13 years. We are based in Iowa, but we satisfy customers all over the United States with our top of the line, finished wood products.
The Lumber Shack consists of a team of hard-working, experienced wood specialists who care about delivering the best quality, custom finished wood products available in the market today. Whether you need flawlessly finished wood for personal or commercial purposes, we do our best to go above and beyond your expectations. We have worked hard to build an inventory of kiln dried, heat sterilized and locally grown Ash, Oak, Spalted Maple, Black Walnut, Hickory, Hackberry, and more. We pay close attention to detail in order to provide you with the best variety of memorable and interesting pieces. Each cut of wood is hand-picked and looked over to make sure it stays in optimal shape.
Each person has a unique preference when it comes to the types of wood slabs that we offer at The Lumber Shack. Some customers want a slab of Live Edge wood to use as a mantle; others like to use our wood cuts for table tops, wall art, bars, fire place mantels, or benches. Some like to purchase an unfinished wood slab and finish it on their own while others like to order a completely finished product or something in between. No matter your preference is for custom finished wood orders, we have got you covered.
Here are some of the finished wood products and services that we offer to our customers.
Finished Table Tops
At The Lumber Shack, we offer completely finished wood table tops for those of you who do not want to deal with doing any of the finishing work yourselves. Our finished table tops come in a wide range of types, shapes, and sizes. We have Black Walnut, Reclaimed Maple, Rustic White Oak, and more. Whether round, rectangular, or naturally shaped, our finished table tops are sure to add character to any space.
Finished Rustic Benches
We also build and sell finished rustic black walnut benches. Whether you are looking for an indoor or outdoor addition, our finished benches come in many types of wood and are sure to impress your guests. Our quality products are also regularly used in commercial and retail settings by some of the best known brands around
Finished Wall Art
Some of our customers order finished wood slabs solely for decorative purposes. In which case, they order a slab of our finished wall art. Our experienced team of creative wood workers makes sure to display the most accurate depiction of our selection online so that you know exactly what you are purchasing. We leave no room for uncertainty.
Finished Charcuterie Boards
For our customers who are looking for a smaller finished wood piece, we offer finished charctuerie boards in various shapes and sizes. Our charcuterie boards can be used as cheese boards, serving trays, or decorative pieces.
When you order a finished product from The Lumber Shack, there are many steps we take to create the final product. However, if you would like to order a partially finished wood piece from us and then complete the rest of the steps on your own, we have several levels of finishing options for you to consider.
Read more to learn about the different routes you can take when choosing to finish your specially selected wood piece on your own.
For our customers who want to take on the entirety of the finishing work on their own, we deliver the selected cut of wood in its raw condition. It will then be up to you to joint, glue, flatten, prepare, and finish the wood after you have received it. Some find joy in this work, but for those of you who do not want to do it on your own, we have plenty of options.
Joint and Glue Up
If you want to take on some of the work load but not the entire thing, we can are happy to take care of any jointing and gluing of the slabs for you.
Flatten One Side
In addition to jointing and gluing, our team can flatten your preferred side of the wood slab that you choose.
Flatten Two Sides
Jointing, gluing, and flattening of both sides of the wood slab is another option if you want less of the finishing work load to be on your shoulders.
Preparation of Slab
After jointing, gluing, and flattening both sides of the slab, our team will expertly sand down the wood so that all you have left to do is apply the finish of your choice.
Fully Finished Products
If you choose to go this route, our team will, joint, glue, flatten, prepare, and finish your wood slab to your specifications so that it is delivered to you fully finished and ready to use for whatever purpose you have in mind.
If you are willing and able to do most of the finishing work on your own, it is important that you invest in the right tools for the job. In order to flatten the wood, you will need to have access to a planing sled that is built to fit the size of your wood slab. It is recommended that you only take off 1/16 of an inch at a time with a router, so as to not remove too much from your slab. It’s better to remove too little than to remove too much. Some people choose to only flatten one side of the wood slab (the side that will be showing or used), but many choose to flatten both sides of the wood slab for a cleaner look.
After flattening the surface of your wood slab, you may find that there are still some uneven areas or cracks. You will want to fill these with epoxy. After assuring that the surface of your slab is as smooth as you wish, you can start preparing the wood for its finish by sanding it down. After all these steps are completed, you can apply a clear finish to maintain the wood’s most natural look.
It is said that the most difficult step in creating a Live Edge finished wood masterpiece is starting with the right, quality wood slab. Fortunately for our customers, The Lumber Shack is equipped with the knowledge and experience it takes to constantly create and securely store the highest quality wood slabs on the market. We encourage you to visit the Finished Wood Products section of our website from the top navigation to view some of our current inventory, but keep in mind that custom work is one of our specialties and we would love to assist you in bringing any creative vision you have for a piece to life.