Environmentally Friendly

River Valley Woodworks carefully selects urban logs, which are being removed for other reasons, for all our projects. We believe that canopy is an important part of the environment and that large shade trees should be a goal in landscaping and shading our homes. The care, patience, and long-term planning required to bring a tree to maturity is in contradiction to the modern American culture of utilitarianism and efficiency. Shade trees make more sense in cultures that value multi-generational dwellings. In our modern transience and fragmentation, large shade trees may become too rare.


Live edge slabs are extraordinary, not only because of their unrepeated look but because they take time to be completed and ready for projects. Once we select our logs, they are placed on a sawmill, cutting up to 68” wide slabs. Once cut, we strategically place spacers and allow the wood to dry for about a year. Slabs are then put into a kiln and dried between 8 to 10 % moisture. The final step of the process is placing the slab onto a surfacing machine. Once completed, our live edge slabs are ready for builders, artisans, homeowners, and woodworkers. Once a live edge slab is chosen, 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 only the best quality products for your project. Our team also creates custom live edge slab products for commercial and residential properties. From home furnishings to conference tables and countertops, all our live edge slabs are one of a kind and designed specifically for you.

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At River Valley Woodworks, we take careful measures to make sure our wood has been processed to be reliable 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 product is live edge slabs, as they are the most exclusive of all our products. Live edge slabs are always different, as each tree has different markings. This makes live edge slabs perfect for tables and countertops. Our specific skillset allows us to create the perfect wooden product for your home or business. We create 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!