Environmentally Friendly

River Valley Woodworks carefully selects urban logs being removed for other reasons than woodworking for most of our projects. We believe that tree canopy is an important part of the environment and that large shade trees should be preserved in the landscape. Our carefulness in this area also stems from our belief that these trees face many threats. The care, patience, and long-term planning required to bring a tree to maturity stands in contrast to the modern American culture of utilitarianism and efficiency. Also, since shade trees make most sense in cultures that value multi-generational dwellings, we believe that large shade trees could easily become too rare in our modern era of transience and fragmentation. Therefore, River Valley makes every effort to preserve the beauty of mature trees for future generations.


Live edge slabs are extraordinary, not only because of their unrepeated look but also because each slab takes so much time to be completed and readied for use. Once we select our logs, they are placed on a saw capable of cutting slabs up to 68” wide! Once cut, we arrange the wood on spacers and allow it to dry for approximately a year. Slabs are then placed in a kiln and dried until they are between 8% and 10 % moisture. The final step is the surfacing process. Once that is completed, our live edge slabs are ready for builders, artisans, homeowners, and woodworkers!

Once a customer has chosen a live edge slab, it can be used to create beautiful décor and construction materials for custom tables, countertops, and other projects. Live edge slabs are a popular choice in the Boise, Idaho, area, and River Valley Woodworks provides the best possible selection! Our team also creates custom live edge slab products for direct installation in commercial and residential properties. Whether selected for countertops, conference tables, or individual home furnishings, our live edge slabs are one-of-a-kind and will create the beautiful, rustic ambience that you are seeking!

Come and take a look at our collection today!

Work With Us

At River Valley Woodworks, we take careful measures to make certain that our wood has been processed for reliability in quality and endurance. We service all of Boise and the surrounding areas and use locally sourced logs and wood to create our products. Our most popular and exclusive product is our live edge slabs. Live edge slabs are always unique, as each tree has different markings. This makes live edge slabs perfect for tables and countertops. Our specific skill set allows us to create the perfect wooden product for your home or business. We craft our live edge slabs for do-it-yourself woodworkers, as well as residential and commercial properties and construction contractors. For more information or to see our extensive wood collection, contact us today!