Not Your Average Table: Mango and Shaving Brush Tree Slabs For Sale
September 18, 2019
For a little more than a year, we’ve been selling live edge slabs of wood from trees from the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Now, we are down to just two slabs of the very rare shaving brush tree and six slabs of mango. Both trees were removed from the grounds at Edison Ford and are ready to be created into art, furniture, or whatever your imagination desires. If you’re handy, you can finish the pieces yourself. But many local buyers have trusted Rust Never Sleeps Architectural Salvage in Ft. Myers to create furniture from their slabs. Others buyers have shipped their pieces across the U.S. to be crafted by their favorite woodworker.
The shaving brush tree, Pseudobombax ellipticum, is a tropical tree native to Mexico, Guatemala and Cuba. It’s shaving brush-like flower is where the common name originates. Wood from the shaving brush tree is rarely for sale anywhere in the U.S. The mango tree, Mangifera indica, slabs come from one of the mangoes on the Edison or Ford properties. We believe the mango trees were at least 90 years old. However, we can’t age either the shaving brush or mango trees since tropical trees do not form annual rings like northern hardwoods do. But no matter their age, each have beautiful grain patterns and colors and no two pieces are alike. Click Shaving Brush and Historic Mango Slab Catalog to view the slabs available as of September 18, 2019. If you would like to view or purchase the slabs, please contact Sherri Muske at SMuske@EdisonFord.org or call 239-335-3677.