LIVE EDGE AND MATPEL
Here is an overview of our inventory of tree slabs for your live edge projects (also called free form). Matpel is incredibly proud to say that we find, saw, dry, and transform all of these slabs ourselves. Everything is made using elbow grease, with due regard for the wood, the noblest of materials. We are committed to working with traditional methods to control the quality of our wood and our products perfectly. We can even tell you where each of our trees has lived its life.
Matpel salvages mostly urban trees that have already fallen and will be burned if we don’t save them for live edge pieces. We do not participate in the timber trade and do not encourage the cutting of trees in any way, nor do we have any connection with real estate developers attempting to clear their consciences. Our projects are anchored in solid values.
Matpel is sustainable, local, artisanal. We work this way out of respect for the tree and our profession. Challenge us and see – we are the only ones who claim this approach and apply it.
You will find in this inventory rare, sometimes even exceptional, species. We usually just reclaim very large trees. But when the wood species is interesting, we take the time to churn out wonders from bohemian olive trees, American elms, and cherry trees, for example. We also don’t just make big tabletops; we gather pieces to make all kinds of furniture.
Inspired by George Nakashima, we are motivated to create. The only difference is that we are more affordable than the original master of the live edge style.