We specialize in tables and tops from solid hardwood live edge slabs for that make wonderful cocktail, dining & conference room tables, kitchen islands and desk tops. We offer custom table tops for fellow woodworkers and cabinetmakers, DIY home decor enthusiasts and for commercial, restaurant and library installations.

Our custom made table tops are crafted by Spiritcraft Furniture , a division of GSHW, to endure generations in hardwoods that are of the highest quality. Our domestic rough or finished hardwood slabs are taken from large rescued dying, storm downed and otherwise fallen trees and then carefully kiln dried in our dehumidification kiln.

Our live edge slabs in Black Walnut and other species: We specialize in solid hardwood live edge slabs in many domestic species including Walnut, Cherry, Ash, Maple, Sycamore, Elm, Honey Locust and more. Live Edge Slabs are "in" and our kiln dried slabs will provide a dramatic centerpiece to any room. Interior and kitchen designers, woodworkers and home decor retailers resell our beautiful kiln dried slab and live edge tables and table tops but we do sell directly to the public through our table and furniture showroom adjacent to Great Spirit Hardwoods.

Our live edge slabs are unique and while some still have the bark attached, others exhibit a wonderful natural clean edge of sapwood like that made famous in the work of George Nakashima. Our domestic hardwood slabs are taken from large rescued storm downed rural and urban trees and have the wonderful color and grain found only in the hardwood of larger trees. We also make tables and table tops in nearly any non endangered hardwood in any size and thickness.

A few images of our kiln dried live edge hardwoods and thick and wide slab lumber

Live edge book-matched slabs from solid kiln dried Elm hardwood in Chicago suburbs from Great Spirit Hardwoods in East Dundee, IL

Solid Red Elm book matched live edge slabs

Large live edge Black Walnut slabs with natural purple color in 12/4 and 8/4 in Chicago suburbs from Great Spirit Hardwoods in East Dundee, IL

Black Walnut Slabs, 8/4 and 12/4 unsteamed, clear and colorful hardwood lumber

hardwood live edge slabs in Black Walnut and Honey Locust at Great Spirit Hardwoods in East Dundee, Illinois.

Honey Locust and Black Walnut live edge slabs

Thich Cherry slabs and 8/4 hardwood lumber, wide heartwood boards in Chicago suburbs from Great Spirit Hardwoods in East Dundee, IL

Walnut and Cherry slabs and wide 8/4 boards of heartwood Cherry lumber

Thick live edge Black Walnut slab with natural amber color in 8/4 in Chicago suburbs from Great Spirit Hardwoods in East Dundee, IL

Black Walnut Slab, live edge kiln dried hardwood lumber

Elm live edge slab at Great Spirit Hardwoods Chicago area wood store in East Dundee, Illinois.

Live Edge Slab - Book-matched set in Elm


Live edge slab dinging, coffee and conference tables and bar, island, desk and table tops

We at Great Spirit Hardwoods and Spiritcraft Furniture, as furniture designers & craftspersons and purveyors of select hardwoods we have the experience, knowledge and foresight to provide clients with the finest tables and tops from both live edge and hardwood lumber. We specialize in Black Walnut slabs and like the raw lumber we offer for sale in our hardwood store and that is used in our custom table tops and furniture, this beautiful hardwood is never steamed and thus exhibits the color and palette of hues that the "Great Spirit" intended. Steaming Walnut is used widely and is a process developed in order to turn the white sapwood of small trees khaki brown but this process also destroys the unique and wonderful beauty of North American Black Walnut. Every slab is carefully kiln dried to ensure generational endurance and heirloom quality.

Spiritcraft Furniture, Hardwood Slab and Custom Table Tops and Live Edge Tables at our gallery and showroom in East Dundee, Illinois.

A few of our kiln dried live edge hardwood slabs in action

See SpiritcraftFurniture.com for more info and for images of our handcrafted live edge tables and slab tops.

Live edge Walnut dining table with solid Walnut trapezoidal legs.  Features book-matched Black Walnut slabs from solid kiln dried Black Walnut

Walnut Live Edge Dining Table with Walnut Mitered and Splined Trapezoid Legs

Live edge dining conference table in solid book-matched Black Walnut live edge slabs on massive black plate steel legs, on display at our retail furniture store in Chicago area, East Dundee, Illinois

Black Walnut Live Edge Slab Dining Table with Steel Plate Legs, for Kendall Jackson Winery

Black Walnut live edge dining table and Bench on Cherry trapezoid legs with R.H. Yoder dining chairs at Great Spirit Furniture Company, East Dundee, IL.

Book Matched Live Edge Walnut Dining Table and Bench with RH Yoder Dining Chairs

Live edge Walnut dining table in our original mid century leg design.  Features book-matched walnut slabs from solid kiln dried Black Walnut

Solid Black Walnut Live Edge Dining Table

Large live edge dining table in solid Black Walnut on custom base and legs, displayed at retail furniture store in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Black Walnut Slab Dining Table, 38" wide x 108" Long

Tree shaped slab of Black Walnut with wedge to create a stunning live edge dining table of client made painted base in Fontana, WI on Lake Geneva.

Tree Shaped Walnut Slab Table with "Wedge"

Live edge Walnut dining table in solid book matched slabs with black steel trapezoid legs in our Chicago area furniture store

Walnut Live Edge Dining Table with Massive Powder Coated 2" x 6" Tapezoid Legs

Live edge Dining table or desk in solid book-matched Black Walnut live edge slabs on solid Cherry trapezoid legs, displayed with RH Yoder chair at our retail furniture store in Chicago area, East Dundee, Illinois

Black Walnut Natural Edge Slab Dining Table with our Sanded Bark Edge Detail

Black Walnut live edge slab dining table for Chicago area client from Great Spirit Furniture Company, East Dundee, IL.

Book Matched Live Edge Walnut Slab Dining Table for Chicago Area Client

Solid hardwood dining table and bench from slabs of kiln dried Black Walnut with mid century modern style stainless steel trapezoid legs at The Great Spirit Funiture Company showroom in East Dundee, Illinois

Walnut Dining Table and Matching Bench

Solid hardwood dining table from slabs of kiln dried Black Walnut with mid century modern style Cherry trapezoid legs aand RH Yoder chair at Spiritcraft Design Furnitue in East Dundee, Illinois

Walnut Dining Table with Cherry Trapezoid Legs and RH Yoder Chair

Dining table and matching bench from slabs of kiln dried Black Walnut with mid century modern style stainless steel trapezoid legs, solid hardwood tables at Spiritcraft Design Furnitue in East Dundee, Illinois.

Mid Century Style Rectangular Walnut Slab Dining Table and Bench with Trapezoid Legs


Visit spiritcraftfurniture.com for more information on our live edge dining table, island, bar and desk tops.


Live edge slabs as Decorative Artwork: Hardwood slabs as unique natural art can transform a living or working space and will enhance nearly any decor style. We have installed countless live edge and book matched hardwood slabs as visual masterpieces within homes, commercial environments and office spaces. Our natural slab art has been very well received and a variety of species, sizes and shapes allow a client to find the perfect fit for any wall. As with our retail hardwoods and furniture, our book matched slabs are kiln dried and selected for grain, visual interest and color.

Examples of using hardwood slabs in Walnut and other species as natural artwork

Live edge Walnut book matched live edge slab as decorative wall art at interior design accents and spiritcraft design furniture in east dundee, il

Live Edge Walnut Slab for Table Top or as Art

Book matched Honey Locust live edge slab as decorative art for transitional and modern interior home decor by Spiritcraft Furniture in East Dundee, Illinois.

Honey Locust live edge book matched slab

Black Walnut solid hardwood live edge slabs for transitional and modern interior decor as artwork by spiritcraft furniture and great spirit hardwoods in east dundee, il

Figured and Book Matched Walnut Slab as Natural Art


Custom Hardwood Table Tops: We offer solid hardwood table tops in a variety of species and in nearly any size imaginable. Our table tops are made from wider boards than what is commercially available and the hardwoods are of a finer grade than most of the competition. Our larger, industrial equipment allows us to make machine flat tops from fewer select wide boards rather than a glued up top consisting of what amounts to sticks. We offer our table tops to fellow woodworkers, home decor enthusiasts, interior and kitchen designers, and for commercial, office and restaurant owners. DIY clients also find our tops the perfect solution for a restored or repurposed base.

We craft tops in Walnut, Cherry, Ash, Maple, Sycamore, Sapele, African Mahogany, Jatoba, Hickory and other exotic and domestic species. Table tops can be finished using our time tested proprietary finish or be sanded to allow finishing by the client. We will custom stain hardwoods such as Sapele and African Mahogany as their characteristics allow for beautiful and even staining. We ship our tops nationally, but local clients can pick their hardwood boards from our selection of fine kiln dried hardwoods within Great Spirit Hardwoods, our retail hardwood store. Our tops are used for dining, cocktail and occasional tables and for desk tops, conference tables and kitchen islands & counters. Whether you need a single table top or dozens, we might be just what you have been looking for.


Our custom hardwood table tops are crafted from quality wide boards, are "machine flat" and available finish sanded or finished.

Custom made solid hardwood table tops for restaurant, office, library and residential clients in Walnut, Cherry, Sapele, Mahogany and other fine hardwoods

Solid hardwood tops in Walnut, Sapele and Cherry

Custom Sapele Mahogany table top for Chicago restaurant.

Sapele hardwood table top for Chicago restaurant

Custom made solid hardwood table tops for DIY clients, restaurant, office, library and residential in Walnut, Cherry, Sapele, Mahogany and other quality hardwoods

Custom solid hardwood table tops in any species

Custom made solid hardwood table tops for restaurant, office, library and residential clients in Sapele, Mahogany and other fine hardwoods

Solid hardwood top in Sapele dye stained "Chris Craft Red"

Custom made table tops in Walnut and Cherry, Live Edge or Rectangular in any size or hardwood from Great Spirit Hardwoods, East Dundee, IL.

Walnut and Cherry custom table tops live edge or rectangular

Custom made solid hardwood table tops for DIY clients, restaurant, office, library and home decor in stained Sapele Mahogany from Great Spirit Hardwoods in Chicago suburbs.

Custom table tops in Sapele stained Kona, Chris Craft and Un-stained

Custom made solid wood Black Walnut table tops at Chicago restaurant from Spiritcraft Design Furniture in Dundee, Illinois.

Custom Made Solid Hardwood Black Walnut Table Tops at Chicago Restaurant

Custom Made rount Walnut table tops for restaurant tables in Chicago bistro in solid hardwood.

Custom Made Round Walnut Table Top for Cafe Tables in Chicago Bistro, Beautiful and Natural, Easy Maintenance Finish.

Custom made Walnut restaurant table tops for dining tables in Chicago Cafe, Bistro, Bar.

Solid Hardwood Black Walnut Table Tops at Chicago Restaurant, Custom Made in any Size and Shape.


Visit spiritcraftfurniture.com/custom-hardwood-table-tops for more information on our custom made table, island, bar and desk tops, stair treads, hardwood panels and other solid surfaces.

SpiritcraftFurniture.com, Hardwood Slab and Custom Table Tops and Live Edge Tables at our Chicago area furniture gallery and showroom in East Dundee, Illinois.

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