Kitchen Before & After: A Disorganized Kitchen Gets a Place for Everything — Professional Kitchen Remodel
"Love these shelves! These raw edge wood shelves were constructed from a gorgeous and very old piece of wood that had been sitting in the Long Island studio of shoji screen and Japanese-inspired furniture maker Mr. Hanafusa, of Miya Shoji. Very striking! Each wood shelf weighs 300 pounds, and is held together by 200 eight-inch metal pins pushed through the existing wall."
All types of elm dry moderately well with very little degrade or checking. when quartersawn it will have very little warping. the slabs I milled at 4" thick dried at 3 5/8" thick. (The wood becomes very tough and pliable when steamed, and is of value for sleigh runners and for ribs of canoes and skiffs.from another site)