• Why buy urban salvaged wood

    As consumers become increasingly aware of the environmental impact of their purchasing decisions, many are turning to sustainable and eco-fr...
  • Why does wood moisture content matter?

    At Lively Lumber LLC, we are passionate about providing high-quality live edge wood slabs to our customers. One of the most important factor...
  • How thick should I mill my slabs?

    When it comes to purchasing live edge wood slabs or getting your logs milled, deciding on the thickness of the slab is an important decision...
  • Repurposing fallen trees: pros and cons of getting your logs milled

    Milling fallen trees into lumber can be a sustainable and cost-effective option for homeowners. While it requires specialized equipment and can be time-consuming, hiring a professional service like Lively Lumber LLC can ensure the job is done safely and efficiently.
  • Why is live edge so popular?

    Live edge furniture is a popular choice for those who want a unique, natural aesthetic that provides a connection to the living tree. Each piece is crafted from slabs of wood that maintain the natural edge of the tree, creating a one-of-a-kind look that can't be found in traditional furniture
  • What is claro walnut?

    When it comes to beautiful hardwoods for furniture and décor, walnut is a favorite among many. But did you know that there are different typ...
  • A different kind of harvest for walnut orchards in Central California: claro walnut

    At Lively Lumber LLC, we're passionate about salvaging high-quality wood from trees that might otherwise go to waste. That's why we were thr...
  • Why are live edge slabs "so expensive"?

    I get asked this question a lot and wanted to document a few reasons why live edge slabs cost what they do. Let's review the steps required to prop...
  • What exactly is a burl?

    If you're interested in woodworking, you may have heard the term "wood burl" before. But what exactly is a burl, and why is it so prized by ...
  • Slabrador — live edge wood slab finder

    We recently launched a new website,, to help woodworkers find the perfect live edge wood slab for their project. We are currently showcasing over 8,000 slabs from eight premium domestic sawmills and lumber retailers.
  • Milling a 250 year old exhibition Douglas Fir

    We milled a large exhibition Douglas Fir log from the Exploratorium into unique live edge slabs measuring over 54" wide and 10" long.
  • Milling a giant sequoia redwood in Palo Alto

    We milled three large giant sequoia logs in Palo Alto that would have been chipped otherwise, recovering 20 beautiful live edge slabs.