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Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Do you sell only slabs or also finished products?

Our focus is to salvage the San Francisco urban trees that our Arborist division removes for various reasons, thus sell the slabs to local and nationwide woodworkers and artists. However, we also craft custom pieces at our woodshop in Brisbane, CA.

Q: Will you mill my log and finish my slab?

Yes, we do offer those services. We will be happy to provide a quote and timeline for your project. Please see disclaimer for more information.

Q: What are the shipping conditions?

We will deliver ourselves in the San Francisco Bay Area if requested. We use carriers for farther destinations. We will quote the delivery cost at the time of purchase.

Q: Are these pictures actual slab(s) I will receive, or just similar?

The picture you see with this listing are the pictures of the exact slab you will receive. Each item is listed as one of a kind products that can only be sold once. See the ‘Description’ tab for more details regarding this item.

Q: How do the slabs come if I don’t select any finishing options?

Our slabs come raw from our sawmill if you do not select any finish. We offer surfacing (on one or both sides), sanding and finishing. Please contact us for pricing.

Q: Can you custom cut this slab to my dimensions?

Absolutely! We have a full shop that can custom cut any of the slabs. If you have any drawings or sketches of your design, you can always send those directly to to discuss your project with one of our craftsmen.

Q: I see I can add epoxy to my order. What do you offer, and how do I specify what I want?

We do offer epoxy fill services on any slabs that is being fully finished by us. This is a popular choice for river table slabs, or any slab that may have some large voids or cracks. We have many different shades in blue, gold, copper, black, white, red, purple, and many more to choose from! If you would like to add this to your order, please add a note in the notes section when you go to checkout. From there, someone from our team will contact you with a quote to discuss your design details.

Q: What are the shipping methods?

Generally, slabs, custom furniture pieces and products over 100lbs will be sent via freight. Smaller products will normally be sent via parcel ground shipping. We are not responsible for any shipping carrier delays or damages.

Why Choose Us

Our lumber is carefully handled and crafted through all our processes, all the way up until it gets to you. All of our wood items are one of a kind with a first come first serve sales strategy. We do all we can to make sure our descriptions and photos portray the piece of wood as honestly as possible.

Our Mission

Here at Arbor Upcycle our mission is to provide the most unique one of a kind wood cuts in the wood industry. Our excellent attention to detail and artistic eye helps us select the best live edge wood slabs. Each wood piece is hand selected, accurately described, and priced individually ready for you to purchase.

What Is Upcycling

Upcycling is the creative reuse of waste materials, transforming unwanted industry by-products into new and improved materials of equal or better quality. As a philosophy and a movement, upcycling in San Francisco means carbon sequestration for our environment, historical salvage of San Francisco’s past, and a unique local lumber resource for our community.

Whatever your Live Edge slab needs may be, you can trust Arbor Upcycle to take care of you. We won’t be satisfied until we have provided you with exactly what you want. Our staff will be diligent in making sure that the vision you have for your piece comes to life. With strict quality assurance procedures, we guarantee you will love the Live Edge slabs you buy from Arbor Upcycle.

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Where Does Our Wood Come From?

Our sister company Arborist Now is a full service Arborist company serving the San Francisco Bay area and they harvest and recycle as much wood that is possible. As a company we believe in recycling and reusing the trees we remove; taking the waste and creating something unique and purposeful.

Can’t Find that perfect wood slab?

We have thousands of slabs not listed yet. Contact us with your size, thickness, and specie request. We will search our inventory to find you something awesome.