Glossary

As you peruse this site, and I hope you will, there are terms and techniques that will help you enjoy the experience even more.


Woodworking Terms Techniques

You Need To Know!

  • Live-edge slab inventory
  • Live-edge Myrtle slab with 5 pegs added
  • A creamy and caramel colored board with raw natural edges. The grain patterns on each side is a mirror image with subtle color shifts.
  • 4 boards arranged horizontally The top 2 boards have blue dyed epoxy splitting the board using the natural edge of the tree. The bottom 2 boards are book-matched, meaning the builder split a long board length wise along the edge and glued the boards together so the grain pattern is like opening a book.
Live-edge Myrtle slab with 5 pegs added
Myrtle wood coat rack-extreme live-edge

LIVE-EDGE–planks or slabs where one or more borders/edges retain their natural character#liveedge


BOOK-MATCHED

The middle board is book-matched juniper-with the tell-tale mirror image grain in the middle

A book-matched board features its own mirror image. The process is to split wood in half creating two boards that are half as thick and then re-gluing those along the long edge, as if you opened a book. #bookmatched


EPOXY RIVERS

Live-edge Juniper with Epoxy River
Nightstand tops with Live-edge Juniper and epoxy river

Epoxy rivers are created by pouring blue-dyed epoxy between 2 live edge boards.#epoxyrivers


LAMINATED

wooden table with distinctive bands of wood dividing the top into thirds. The woods are aligned horizontally with symmetrical top and bottom the middle section has the appearance of a seascape with a dark headland protruding out into a cloudburst.
Laminated woods: Black Locust, Hickory, Walnut, Maple and Myrtle wood.
End Table Top evokes a seascape.

Laminated is technical jargon for “glued together.” Laminate is another term for plywood–which is layers glued together. For clarity, we’ll stick to laminated hardwoods, (get it a glue joke). Laminated wood allows for adding contrasting tones and blending wood’s colors. #laminated


FRACTAL BURNING

Fractal burning involves painting an electrolyte onto raw wood and then using high-voltage to burn random patterns into the wood. #fractalburning

Any one of these techniques can stand on its own merits. When combined, the possibilities are infinite.


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