SLAB: Wood From the Hood

Introducing a completely original and uniquely New Brunswick

furniture collection, SLAB Wood From the Hood.


This season, look for custom tables, benches, seats, stools, coffee tables and end tables, along with a few surprises.


Judith Mackin, owner of Tuck Studio, has worked closely with the forestry team at J.D. Irving, Limited to design and develop a completely original and uniquely New Brunswick furniture collection called ‘SLAB – Wood from the Hood.’  What makes this particular collaboration special is the use of the ‘slab,’ part of the tree that would otherwise be used for firewood or tissue. The trees used are all mature ash, birch and maple trees grown in New Brunswick and very much the product of responsible forest management from woodlands that are environmentally certified by independent experts every year under the international Sustainable Forestry Initiative  (SFI).  The consumer knows where the tree came from and that it was harvested sustainably. Once cut, the slabs are subject to a careful kiln drying process and then finished by the team at JMN ENTERPRISES INC. in northern New Brunswick. They’ll be brought to market exclusively at TUCK STUDIO.

Our SLAB – Wood from the Hood pop-up shop is now closed at our design offices at 38 Grannan Street, Saint John.  However, many of the yellow birch, live edge pieces will continue to be on display for sale at our store, Tuck Studio at 115 Prince William Street. We invite you to drop down to see us at our regular store hours! For those that missed the show, please feel free to peek through our photos (Kelly Lawson) and enjoy! 


Stay tuned for some major announcements coming from this collaboration with J.D. Irving Ltd, and JMN Enterprises. 


Finally, a heartfelt thank you to every one of you who supported this initiative. The sale of literally dozens of our ‘New Brunswick works of art’ was, quite frankly, astonishing.



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