Live Edge Tables

May 18, 2016

Beautiful. Rustic. Real.

Those are some of the words used to describe our live edge tables. But words don’t do them justice, so here are a few pictures to give you an example of what’s possible…

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Bring the Forest to You

A loving tribute to the tree that sired it, a Live Edge Table makes a distinct statement in any locale. These are true one-of-a-kind pieces, with natural edges and wood grains, in a variety of sizes (In fact, the exact size is impossible to determine beforehand, although we can get as close as possible). That’s nature.

You can choose from any species you desire, but keep in mind that availability can be limited from time to time.

Species available are:

  • Ash
  • Bubinga
  • Boxelder
  • Butternut
  • Cherry 
  • Elm
  • Maple Big Leaf
  • Maple Figured
  • Maple Hard/Soft
  • Pine
  • Redwood Old Growth
  • Sycamore
  • Walnut Black
  • Walnut Claro
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Stump Lumber

Stump lumber can be used for table bases, stools, or anything you can imagine.

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There are many different ways live edge wood slabs can be turned into a table. Each way has its own unique look. Sometimes when joining pieces together or keeping a crack in the wood together a butterfly joint must be used. This can be made of the same species as the slab but is often made of a different species and used as an accent. Also, when there are particularly deep cracks or knots resin may be used to fill the cracks in. It can be colored or clear depending on your preference.

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Maple butterfly in White Oak
with clear resin fill
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Maple butterfly in Walnut
with no resin fill

Slab Joining Techniques

The simplest way to make a live edge slab into a table is to just use the slab itself without joining it at all. This option is beautiful but completely limited to the size of the tree so such tables typically can only be of a certain width and are often an irregular organic shape

When wider widths are required two pieces from the same tree may be joined to create the desired width.

Below are the three techniques we use to join our wood slabs. Each piece of wood we use is unique, therefore certain joining techniques may not work for certain slabs of wood. If you have a preference we can work with you to get you the look that you want.

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Diagonal joining is when two slices of the same tree are joined along a diagonal.

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Curve joining is when two slices of the same tree are joined along a natural curve.

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Book-matching is when two slices of the same tree are joined in the center creating a mirrored affect.

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Edge of live edge with bark still in place

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Ambrosia Maple logs

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Corner of live edge table

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So there you have it – the Live Edge Table story. Cut right from the center of the log, and delicately finished to preserve the natural beauty, our Live Edge Tables are highly sought after by both stand-alone establishments, corporations looking for a truly unique conference table, lodges and country clubs, and any other entity that wants to bring a little bit of the great outdoors to their locale.

Interested in a Live Edge Table? Then contact us here, and we’ll discuss the possibilities.

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