Crotch Walnut Slabs - All Sizes and Shapes

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Blog entry by dcg4403 posted 03-15-2015 03:02 PM 1504 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Folks,

Just wanted to let any fellow woodworkers know that we’ve been focused on buying and cutting crotch sections of walnut & finally have them coming out of the kiln every 3-4 months. We have about 150 slabs in our Wimberley, TX located between Austin and San Marcos, TX.

Part of what we offer is a focus on bookmatch sets although we certainly have a lot of singles. These sections of slabs are typically 18”-24” wide. We cut everything at 10/4. Lengths from 48”, 60”, 72”, 84”-110”, and ~120”. We also inventory very large bookmatch sets at 30”+ wide and 14’+ long, etc.

Pricing is dependent on the slab itself. For reference, our 4 ft slabs (singles) cost $250 with 4 ft BM sets priced at $600. We are working on getting all our slabs on our website but this is still a few months away. I do have pictures that I’m happy to email. I posted 30 or so on photobucket.

More pictures found here:

Oh, we do offer CNC planing and bookmatch joining which is something we do more & more to make it a bit easier for others.

This stuff can make some truly amazing, one of a kind pieces of furniture. That’s actually what we specialize in. Live Edge Furniture.

Thanks and let me know what you think,

Devin Ginther
Refined Elements, Owner

-- Devin Ginther, Refined Elements LLC & TX Urban Sawmill LLC, Owner

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#1 posted 02-17-2019 04:33 PM

Wow! It has been over 3 years since this post! I wanted to give updates as we’ve been up to a lot in Texas over the last 3 years. Trying to bring positive change and more reasonable pricing to the Texas boutique sawmill and lumber industry. Especially compared to a sawmill east of Austin who has great quality lumber but at very, very questionable prices. We are about 50% less expensive and our milling services are 75% cheaper!

We now operate the Texas Urban Sawmill along with Refined Elements.

We are open to the public in Dripping Springs, Texas (by appointment). We offer live edge lumber sales currently. We also operate the largest thin kerf sawmill in Texas and we can handle milling a 6 foot diameter log on our Woodmized WM1000.

Finally, we recently purchased a portable Baker 3665D sawmill as an Austin sawmill. We offer both on-site milling and portable mill at your location. By the end of 2019, we will expand our lumber portfolio to offer kiln dried 8/4 pecan lumber and also walnut and mesquite.

So we’ve done a lot in the last 3 years but are still ramping up our operations. We are considered the neighborhood sawmill of Austin and Central Texas. Family run. Military owned. People and community focused.

Oh, we specialize in tree salvaging and re-purposing. We run a 9-ton crane truck and a lot of heavy equipment which allows us to save large, historical trees very safely & efficiently. We do log pick-ups and rural land / ranch clean-up for free (in return for salvaged logs…we donate some of the material, too). Basically if we can’t handle the project or size of the tree, no one in Texas can.

Saving Trees, Improving Lives!

-- Devin Ginther, Refined Elements LLC & TX Urban Sawmill LLC, Owner

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