CEDAR OF LEBANON
LIVE-EDGE SLABS FOR SALE

LEE COUNTY, IA

Working in partnership with Heartland Research Group, Monk Creek Woodworks is excited to offer a selection of one-of-kind Cedar of Lebanon live-edge slabs for sale.

Sales proceeds will go toward The Phoenician Ship Museum's effort to fully restore the world’s oldest trans-Atlantic ship replica in Montrose, Iowa.

SLABS IN STOCK

These sustainably harvested Lebanese Cedar slabs are what we currently have available. If you are interested in purchasing any of these slabs, please contact us through our contact form below. Serious inquiries only.

Slab #COL-001

2-1/4" Cedar of Lebanon Slab

Specifications

  • Species: Cedar of Lebanon 
  • Milled: February 2023
  • Thickness: 2-1/4" (planed thickness)
  • Width / Length: 13" x 149"
  • Drying Method: Air dried
  • Inclusions: A few brass pins were nailed into the tree decades ago as part of a system to help divert potential lightening strikes.
  • Board Feet: 30.26'
  • Board-Foot Price: $25.00
  • Total Price: $756.50

Slab #COL-002

2-1/4" Cedar of Lebanon Slab

Specifications

  • Species: Cedar of Lebanon 
  • Milled: February 2023
  • Thickness: 2-1/4" (planed thickness)
  • Width / Length: 16" x 150"
  • Drying Method: Air dried
  • Inclusions: A few brass pins were nailed into the tree decades ago as part of a system to help divert potential lightening strikes.
  • Board Feet: 37.5'
  • Board-Foot Price: $25.00
  • Total Price: $937.50

Slab #COL-003

2-1/4" Cedar of Lebanon Slab

Specifications

  • Species: Cedar of Lebanon 
  • Milled: February 2023
  • Thickness: 2-1/4" (planed thickness)
  • Width / Length: 18" x 149"
  • Drying Method: Air dried
  • Inclusions: A few brass pins were nailed into the tree decades ago as part of a system to help divert potential lightening strikes.
  • Board Feet: 41.90'
  • Board-Foot Price: $25.00
  • Total Price: $1,047.65

Slab #COL-004

2-1/4" Cedar of Lebanon Slab

Specifications

  • Species: Cedar of Lebanon 
  • Milled: February 2023
  • Thickness: 2-1/4" (planed thickness)
  • Width / Length: 16" x 149"
  • Drying Method: Air dried
  • Inclusions: None
  • Board Feet: 37.25'
  • Board-Foot Price: $25.00
  • Total Price: $931.25

Slab #COL-005

2-1/4" Cedar of Lebanon Slab

Specifications

  • Species: Cedar of Lebanon 
  • Milled: February 2023
  • Thickness: 2-1/4" (planed thickness)
  • Width / Length: 18" x 149"
  • Drying Method: Air dried
  • Inclusions: None
  • Board Feet: 41.90'
  • Board-Foot Price: $25.00
  • Total Price: $1,047.50

Slab #COL-006

2-1/4" Cedar of Lebanon Slab

Specifications

  • Species: Cedar of Lebanon 
  • Milled: February 2023
  • Thickness: 2-1/4" (planed thickness)
  • Width / Length: 19" x 149"
  • Drying Method: Air dried
  • Inclusions: None
  • Board Feet: 44.23'
  • Board-Foot Price: $25.00
  • Total Price: $1,105.75

Cedar of Lebanon's Symbolism

The Cedar of Lebanon slabs that we have in stock were sustainably harvested from a historic tree located at Tyler Arboretum in Media, Pennsylvania. While the massive trunk was destroyed after the tree died in 2020, the limbs were saved and eventually found their way to southeast Iowa as part of an effort to rebuild a replica of an ancient Phoenician ship that sailed its way across the Atlantic in 2019.

The Cedar of Lebanon is a species of tree that is widely recognized for its cultural and religious significance. Throughout history, the Cedar of Lebanon has symbolized strength, durability, and longevity. In the biblical tradition, it is often mentioned as a symbol of prosperity, and is considered to be a sacred tree.

In ancient times, the wood of the Cedar of Lebanon was highly valued for its durability and was used to build palaces, temples, and ships. It was also used to make furniture, paneling, and other items of luxury.

It is also a symbol of the Lebanese people and their rich cultural heritage. The tree is depicted on the national emblem of Lebanon and is considered a national symbol of pride and resilience.

In contemporary times, the Cedar of Lebanon continues to be an important cultural and environmental symbol, representing the importance of conservation and the need to protect Lebanon's natural heritage.

What to Know Before Visiting

  • Pay by cash or check
  • Price is non-negotiable
  • Final sale, no refunds
  • Pick-up only
  • Sold on a "first come" basis
  • Appointment required
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Let us know which Cedar of Lebanon slabs you are interested in by filling out the form below, and we will get back to you soon!

HOW TO FIND US

Please make an appointment before visiting.

1499 Croton Road, Donnellson, IA 52625

We are about a 12-minute drive southwest of Donnellson, Iowa.

  • Take Hwy 218 (Avenue of the Saints) south from Donnellson.
  • Turn west on 255th Street (a gravel road) toward Croton, Iowa.
  • Drive 3 miles west on 255th Street. You will pass the end of a T intersection with a graveyard and church on the north side of the road.
  • Continue west for about 1/8 mile, and then curve to the south (the left fork in the road).
  • Go 1/2 mile until you reach a stop sign.
  • Turn left onto Croton road.
  • We are located at the third driveway on the left side. You can’t miss it. You will see two large red and brown buildings and two ponds.