Live edge or natural edge is a style of furniture where the woodworker incorporates the natural edge of the wood into the design of the piece. Live edge furniture often uses wood that could not be used in conventional woodworking. There are special challenges involved in working with this type of wood, and several methods for live edge have developed. Some leave the natural holes and cracks in the wood while other artists fill them with resins.
Live Edge Styling
This style of table have become especially popular for dining, kitchen and conference tables. These tables bring the outdoors to the indoors. When using the natural features of a solid slab of walnut, cherry, maple or something even more exotic, no table’s grain pattern and shape will ever look the same.
The process started with drying the slabs in a kiln to eliminate the moisture. Next the slabs are run through a planer and sanded until smooth. Finally, the two pieces are adjoined to ensure that they stay solidly connected for decades. Bases can be fabricated out of metal or wood in any style the client prefers. For business’, grommets can be added in order hook computers or phones to in various areas of the table.
The beauty of the live edge table is there are no rules. Your personal taste dictates the style and look of the table because they are meant to be rustic, not perfect like a many of the traditional tables we do. This fact adds a ton of character and “wow” factor to a live edge table.
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Written by: Wehrli Furniture