Live edge slabs come from a natural cut of wood that maintains the unique lines of the tree trunk along 1 or 2 of its edges. This lends a one-of-a-kind appearance allowing the irregular natural edge of the wood show. While creative and passionate woodworkers have been using the natural edges of wood, the contemporary live-edge look came into popularity in the 1940’s, when furniture designer George Nakashima introduced it into furniture for the Knoll Company.
Live edge pieces can be used for bar and counter tops, benches, dining tables and conference tables, coffee tables, desks, headboards for beds, shelving, cutting boards, and more! Live edge furniture is loved for its organic, unique beauty, and is ideal for adding a special quality to an otherwise plain surface. Live edges can be used to help soften the lines in a space that is otherwise filled with the straight lines of refined wood. Live edge slabs provide an amazing contrast to the straight lined look of a room, and gives the space a more rustic natural feel.