PLYMOUTH (WBZNewsRadio) - He used to work in restaurant equipment sales, now Thatcher Smith cuts trees into live edge wood slabs for a living.
When the restaurant business was pummeled by the global pandemic, Thatcher turned to his hobby of working with live edge slabs and Plymouth Live Edge was born.
"This just started booming so eventually it became not worth it, so I closed the restaurant equipment business down and now I just do this exclusively." Thatcher told WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe.
Live edge slabs are pieces of wood that still have the natural edges of the tree as opposed to being cut in uniform sizes and stripped of bark. His biggest clients are woodworkers, construction and builders and the DIY crowd.
Plymouth Living Edge is located at 34 Alden St. in Plymouth.
WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports