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Live Edge Wood Art and Furniture Design

Live Edge Willow Acacia Charcuterie Board

The natural edges, wavy grain lines, quilting, unique colors, knots and bark inclusions are the characteristics that define live edge wood. Each wood slab has specific feature and will vary from log to log milled. The pictures shown on this page is evident of the varying difference in grain patterns and characteristics of the wood. This is what makes live edge wood so distinctive and special.
Arizona grown desert hardwood is uniquely hand-crafted and custom designed from weathered-down trees found in the suburban metropolitan Phoenix area. By acquiring desert hardwood logs from tree services and individuals, allows me to create 100% sustainable, repurposed live edge wood designs. Both sides of the slab goes to a router sled table to obtain desired flat surface and thickness. As the wood slab ages, noticeable cracks on the wood may appear due to its natural dry cracking process and changes in humidity and temperature. Any voids or cracks from the wood are sealed with epoxy to maintain integrity of the wood.
Hand rubbed finish using OLD MASTERS gel polyurethane clear satin gel and food grade oils . It brings out the natural beauty of wooden surfaces; durable coating for use on wood surfaces and contains ultraviolet absorbers for advanced sun protection.
Do not immerse wood in water or put in dishwasher. Soak wash cloth in warm water and mild soap and wipe wood surface after use. To revitalize the wood, apply John Mystery Boos block board cream and wipe off excess.
Custom laser engraving is available for additional $35. Maximum engraving are is 3” wide by 1” height. To send a custom logo or text email it to garie@gccreativeworks.com. Our laser engraver will accept PNG, JPG, AI, EPS files in black and white format.
Allow 7-14 days to complete this item. Every piece of functional art I create takes time to make and also depends on the availability of live edge wood materials.
Every piece of art I create takes patience, persistence, passion and attention to detail. These are the key ingredients to my work that makes it a unique piece of art. Each item is handcrafted and made in Arizona. Please contact garie@gccreativeworks.com for pricing and availability.  
PRICE:   Starting at $125 - $500 (depending on size of material available)