September 01, 2023 3 min read
If you're on the hunt for something that combines both rustic charm and modern elegance, then a live edge table might be just what you need. Unlike conventional tables, a live edge table preserves the natural contours of the tree from which it's made, offering a unique blend of form and function. Live edge tables can be the perfect piece to elevate the ambiance of your home or business.
A live edge table is a table made from lumber that still features the natural edge of the tree. Picture this: instead of a board with perfect 90-degree edges, you have a tabletop that retains the organic, curving lines of the tree from which it was sourced. This authentic touch adds a layer of organic beauty that standard rectangular tables simply can't capture.
You might think that milling lumber for live edge tables would require a specialized process, but in reality, it's quite similar to milling any other type of lumber. The difference? When milling lumber for a live edge table, we preserve the tree's natural edges.
This creates a live edge slab that can either be used as a single piece for the tabletop or glued together with another slab, depending on the design and dimensions you're aiming for.
This way, whether it's a single-slab tabletop or a creation from two pieces, the finished product showcases the tree's original, undulating shape.
In recent years, live edge tables have gained immense popularity. Though these pieces are not as easily accessible as conventional tables—you won't usually find them at your local Home Depot—the hunt is definitely worth the reward.
They’re harder to find because they require a bit more TLC during the drying process to ensure they are defect-free, but the end result is nothing short of stunning.
Quality is paramount in our work. Unlike regular rectangular tables, live edge tables can't be mass-produced in a factory setting. Each table is a labor of love, requiring meticulous attention from the milling phase down to the sanding and finishing.
This personalized care shines through in every finished product, making your table a unique masterpiece.
Creating a live edge table is not a quick process. They require additional effort in almost every aspect, from milling to sanding and finishing. If you’re considering a live edge table, it's essential to be aware that this beautiful piece of art takes time to create.
The size of the wood slab plays a crucial role in the production of live edge tables. Larger, wider, and thicker slabs not only take more time to mill but also require a lengthier drying process.
Wood naturally warps and twists as it dries, and while no piece of wood will dry perfectly straight, larger pieces do present more challenges. However, this extended life cycle from tree to table is a big part of what makes each piece unique.
Live edge tables are more than just furniture; they are a statement piece that brings the beauty of nature into your home or business. If you appreciate craftsmanship, quality, and a touch of rustic charm, then a live edge table might be the perfect addition to your space.
Interested in making a live edge table your own? Contact us today to discuss your vision, and let us turn it into a reality!