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OUR STORY + PHILOSOPHY

Relentlessly pursuing passion, producing maximal life and minimal waste

Our mission is simple - repurpose lumber to create meaningful and authentic works of art that capture the essence of our craft. That 'craft' and our passion for the profession was instilled

in us by our grandfather, who poured his heart and soul into all his endeavors.

 Together, we strive to create every piece with the meticulous care, environmental consciousness, and creative artisanship that our grandfather had taught us so many years ago. 

Two Brothers // One Brand

Derrick has spent years refining his woodworking skills from the early days in his grandfather's shop to working as a roadie and event manager creating a variety of set builds. After many years on the road, he came back home to start a new adventure

where he uses his acquired skill set to create unique custom builds and

rework items into original high quality pieces.

Johann attributes his adoration for the craft to his grandfather and the long weekends spent with him in the shop learning the tricks of the trade: the vitality of paying attention to detail, distinguishing different species of wood, the intuition of selectivity making decisions, and dedicating yourself to your passion. In college, Johann worked construction, eager to soak up as much as he could about the profession. His enthusiasm to learn and to apply his grandfather's teachings eventually led him to

a network of other hardworking craftsmen who helped mentor him in his career.

The Beginning

In 2010, a local restaurant decided to rebrand their business with a new aesthetic, featuring a selection of old wooden barn beams. As the restaurant looked for people to help with this new undertaking, they knew they needed to find craftsmen who understood the art of repurposing wood while keeping its original character.

Through word of mouth, the restaurant found us to take on the project. 

The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, which raised a question - what if we could create a business that focused on repurposing lumber and other salvaged pieces into new creations? With that idea, we founded Slab.

Our core values are the pillars that strengthen our craft and inspire us to construct authentic, unique and reimagined pieces for people to share and enjoy.

  • Maximize Life of Lumber

  • Create Minimal Waste

  • Quality Before Quantity

 
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