We specialize in tables and tops from solid hardwood live edge slabs and wide planks that make wonderful cocktail, dining & conference room tables, kitchen islands and desk tops. We also offer custom table tops and blanks to 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 live edge 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 of our kiln dried live edge hardwood slabs in action
Black Walnut Live Edge Dining Table with RH Yoder Chairs
Black Walnut Slab Dining Table, 38" wide x 108" Long
Black Walnut Live Edge Dining Table with RH Yoder Somerset Chairs
Walnut Live Edge Dining Table with Walnut Mitered and Splined Trapezoid Legs
Black Walnut Live Edge Slab Dining Table with Steel Plate Legs, for Kendall Jackson Winery
Stunning Live Edge Bar Top at Roaring Table Brewery, Wauconda, IL
Walnut Live Edge Dining Table with Massive Powder Coated 2" x 6" Trapezoid Legs
Black Walnut Live Edge Dining Table with Emerson Side Chairs
Book Matched Live Edge Walnut Slab Dining Table for Chicago Area Client
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 live edge slabs and this beautiful hardwood is never steamed and thus exhibits the color and palette of hues that the "Great Spirit" intended. Every slab is carefully kiln dried to ensure generational endurance and heirloom quality.
Twelve Foot Long Live Edge Dining Table, North Shore Chicago, Illinois
Live Edge Walnut Dining Table in Black Walnut and RH Yoder Chairs
Live Edge Dining Table in Rescued Black Walnut for Barrington, IL Client
Walnut Dining Table and Matching Bench
Walnut Dining Table with Cherry Trapezoid Legs and RH Yoder Chair
Mid Century Style Rectangular Walnut Slab Dining Table and Bench with Trapezoid Legs
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, Hard Maple, Sycamore, Sapele, African Mahogany, 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.
Solid hardwood tops in Walnut, Sapele and Cherry
Custom Black Walnut Kitchen Island Top for Chicago Area Client
Custom solid hardwood table tops in any species
Custom Round Black Walnut Top on Spider Base for New York Residence
Walnut and Cherry custom table tops live edge or rectangular
Sapele Mahogany Dining Table on Custom Spider Base for Chicago Client
Custom Made Solid Hardwood Black Walnut Table Tops at Chicago Restaurant
Custom Made Round Walnut Table Top for Cafe Tables in Chicago Bistro, Beautiful and Natural, Easy Maintenance Finish.
Solid Hardwood Black Walnut Table Tops at Chicago Restaurant, Custom Made in any Size and Shape.
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 Slab for Table Top or as Art
Honey Locust live edge book matched slab
Figured and Book Matched Walnut Slab as Natural Art