Wood slices are used in many different areas, but they’re not as popular as they could be. Here are seven things you probably didn’t know about wood slices that might convince you to use them in your home or business next time you have the chance.
1) What are wood slices?
Wood slices are pieces of wood sliced off of a log. They have no really specific shape to them, making them ideal for use in lots of different woodworking projects. However, they do come in many different shapes and sizes (see our guide above), so it’s important to identify what kind you want before purchasing or working with your logs.
2) How to use the wood slices in your home
Keeping your wood slice clean is just as important as making sure it’s installed correctly. This is where regular maintenance comes in. It’s recommended to inspect your wood slab every couple of months and keep it free from dirt, dust, and debris. Simply wipe it down with a dry rag or mop depending on what type of surface you have. Make sure that there aren’t any cracks in your wood; if so, call a professional to patch them up before they grow into larger problems.
3) How are wood rounds made?
A wood round is a different type of lumber product from sawmills. They are usually 2-3 in thick and usually made from scrap wood that comes from barns, factories, and other structures. The trunks of pine trees are often used for making wood rounds due to their straightness. They can also be made out of any type of wood if it is not too knotty or warped. This type of lumber isn’t as widely used as planks because they have a lower yield than planks do, but they can be extremely useful in carpentry projects since they don’t require finishing as planks do. That saves money and gives homeowners a way to save some time when putting together furniture and other items where looks matter less than strength and durability.
4) Draw on wood rounds
When you draw on wood rounds, you’re creating functional art. These wood rounds are traditionally used for eating and drinking. For example, at a wedding reception, guests can use them to stir their drinks. Or if you run a cafe or bar, these wooden disks make great coasters that customers can place under their glasses to protect surfaces from water rings and condensation. Since these items are designed for multi-use, your logo or message needs to look good in many different scenarios—it should be clear whether your design is printed in black or white ink. If you do choose a dual-color option, then your branding will need some pop! Be sure that there’s a contrast between colors so it’s easy to see both elements of your design in any situation.
5) Wood rounds for decoration
Decorative wood rounds are often used to create warm and appealing displays at furniture stores. Commonly made from oak, birch, walnut, or pine. These small slices of wood are perfect for decorating a mantel or center table. While they serve a decorative purpose in furniture stores, they can also be used in a variety of projects at home. Round slices of wood add an element of warmth to centerpieces and can be customized with paint or stain. Large slices can even be sanded down. And used as picture frames for photographs, business cards, or menus for wedding receptions and other gatherings.