A Growing Trend
If you’ve walked past a home magazine lately you’ve likely seen this popular type of table. They seem to have come out of nowhere and taken a rather dominant position in furniture and home trends, it’s the live-edge table. They can be incorporated into any space and each one is like a snowflake, completely unique. But how are they still maintaining their popularity and what makes them so unique?
What Is Live-Edge
A brief overview of live-edge, or sometimes called natural edge, can be summarized as a style of furniture in which the natural edge of the wood is integrated into the furniture. This style is often done with wood that isn’t used in conventional wood furniture. Uneven colored wood or gnarly wood is optimal as they show a more unique aesthetic element to the piece. There are different methods when working with live-edge as some leave any holes and cracks visible while others fill the holes with clear or colored resin.
How Is It Made
The creation of live-edge furniture isn’t an exact science as it can be incorporated in any type of furniture. Any type of wood can be used when creating a live-edge table as well. Rather than creating smooth cuts on all sides of the wood slab, at least one side is left raw and natural. Typically the thinner sides are the ones left untouched so the top and bottom surfaces of your table are smooth and level. Theoretically, the top could be the live-edge side but it would make for a rather unstable table top.
Live-edge tables are amazing because their natural presence can be paired seamlessly with any material base to create a totally unique table. There are dozens of durable material options to choose from and an endless color pallet to select from. When you create a custom design piece with Wehrli Furniture you receive a one-of-a-kind live-edge table made with high-quality materials by a skilled craftsman.
How To Incorporate It Anywhere
Part of our custom design process is to figure out how to make your piece blend in or stand out in the room it will call home. If you want a table you can move to any room in your home, we can use that information to make it a moveable size, weight, and use the color scheme of your home to create a seamless addition for your home. This goes for your office, restaurant, and business as well.
Our pieces are made to be the manifestation of your desires, needs, and inspirations. At Wehrli Furniture, you have complete freedom to be as involved in the design process as you want to be to ensure your finished result is as close to your vision as can be. Our professional furniture services also include furniture restoration, painting, and upholstery to cover any furniture need you may have. Check out our website for images of our recent work, to learn more about our services, or to submit a work request for your next live-edge table.