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Where to Find Live Edge Slabs for Sale

Sawmill slabs, also known as live edge wood slabs, make for great lumber for any woodworking project. They're commonly used for tabletops, desks, countertops, shelves, barstools, and more.  However, in some areas, it can be really difficult to find quality live edge wood slabs that are large enough for your project.

A lot of times, it's also difficult to find them kiln dried.  Kiln dried live edge wood slabs are what you'll want to buy if you're building something with live edge slabs. If the slab isn't properly dried, it's bound to warp as it dries in the years to come.

Now, let's dive into the best places you can buy live edge wood.

1 - Online At Lancasterliveedge.com

Lancaster Live Edge is a leading online retailer of live edge slabs.  Though they also specialize in furniture making, which is likely what you'll be doing with the slab, they also sell raw slabs.  Their pricing starts around $400 a slab and they have numerous species available on their website, including cherry, walnut, sycamore, white oak, and red oak.

2 - Etsy

Etsy is a great place to look when you're looking to buy slabs.  Many sellers don't even have their own website, and just sell on Etsy.  When buying on Etsy, the prices may be slightly marked up by the sellers as Etsy charges fees for selling on their platform.  Keep this in mind when buying slabs on etsy, because you may end up spending more money.

3 - Facebook Marketplace

Facebook Marketplace is a great place to look for slabs.  You'll likely find slabs from a range of species, all within driving distance from your location. So if you like to support local businesses and want to find a slab dealer near you, Facebook Marketplace is a great place to look.

We do recommend confirming the slabs are properly dried, especially if you plan on buying from a hobbyist sawmiller on Facebook.

Facebook Marketplace is a great place to look for slabs.  You'll likely find slabs from a range of species, all within driving distance from your location. So if you like to support local businesses and want to find a slab dealer near you, Facebook Marketplace is a great place to look.

We do recommend confirming the slabs are properly dried, especially if you plan on buying from a hobbyist sawmiller on Facebook.

4 - Your Local Sawmill

More and more sawmills are investing heavily into cutting and drying live edge slabs as demand increases.  At Beiler Sawmill, we bought a Lucas Mill chainsaw sawmill specifically for cutting large live edge slabs.  We have then partnered with a local shop that kiln dries the slabs after they air dry at our facility.

Since more and more sawmills are cutting the trees for the slabs, then milling the slabs in-house and drying them locally (either on site or hiring a local shop with a kiln), they can often offer them for a cheaper price than others who have to purchase the logs individually.

5 - Craigslist

As I wrote this post, I was actually surprised at how many nice slabs I found for sale on craigslist.  Craigslist is free to list your products, and it appears that a lot of people are selling slabs on there.  Just searching in my county, I was able to find very nice walnut, cherry, white oak, maple, and hickory slabs for sale on Craigslist.

The downside of craigslist is that you don't know who you're meeting with, but there does appear to be some nice slabs for sale on there!