Living Edge Design's boards, designed by Todd, are made from ethically harvested local hardwoods like Walnut, Cherry, Sugar Maple, Locust and Sycamore. Giving fallen and dead trees new purpose and life is one of his greatest joys. The process begins by cutting logs and brunches into flitches or rough slabs and allowing them to slowly dry until stable. He then designs the board and hand draws the shapes to preserve and highlight the wood's naturally unique characteristics. Then the shapes are cut and sanded using a multi step process to refine all of the surfaces. Finally each board is hot branded and the surface is finished with a protective food safe oil.