Welcome to Baker Hardwoods

This table top is an example of the materials that we provide. We provided the material to produce this table top before it was Shipped to Japan by a visiting Stanford fellow.


Left is an image of smaller slabs used for homeowner projects. We can provide materials for homeowner projects as well as some preliminary surfacing on smaller pieces.


This is an image of out latest addition: inside our newest kiln. We now have Three operating kilns. before our slabs are available for sale they air dry for at least 4 years and depending on the moisture content of the slabs, they can kiln dry for two or more months until the moisture content has dropped to around 8% Our kilns are set at a temperature appropriate for preserving the natural beauty and figure of the slabs.


Below are links to our inventory pages.
We have a wide variety of sizes depending on your woodworking needs.When our slabs have dried to a proper moisture level, they are all cataloged and marked with measurements like the oneto the right. All slabs are marked with a name, next to the name is an A or B indicating which side is pictured. All slabs are marked with a length measurement, several width measurements, as the width will vary the length of the log, and a thickness measurement in quarters, so 12/4 is 3" thick. Some slabs have additional information labeled on them such as board footage and species. This slab has beautiful crotch figure running down the center of the slab. If you click on it, you will be directed to the large slab inventory page, where you can find similar sized slabs.
A popular alternative to large slabs is to join two smaller slabs together to make a large table top. We offer slabs that are consecutive cuts, when placed side by side display a "bookmatched"or mirror effect. Another popular solution is to join non matched slabs cut from the same log. Clicking here will direct you to our large bookmatched slab page.
We have medium sized slabs great for small dining tables, coffee tables, or computer desk tops. The image to the left is an example of a medium sized slab. Click to be directed to the medium slabs page.

We also have medium bookmatched and non matched slabs to select from. Click the image to the left to be directed to our medium bookmatch slab page.

Most of our inventory is California claro walnut, however if you are interested in something lighter, such as elm, myrtle, or cedar, we have some of these as well. Click on the image to the left to be directed to our light colored wood page.
Some of our slabs have organic features and many require a master woodworker to bring the slab to life, but when finished, these tables are well worth the investment. Below is an example of a slab with organic features. As you can see it needs a lot of work. The holes can be filled in with different colored stone to create various effects. One idea is to fill it with varying shades of blue stones to emulate a watery look and give the table top a landscape feel. Another idea is to make a computer desk and utilize the hole for the wires. With slabs like this you are only limited by your imagination.
We do have some small pieces available for the hobbyists out there. most are not cataloged or pictured online. please contact us if you are interested in small pieces.


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