Live Edge Wood
LIVE EDGE WOOD
LIVE EDGE SLABS
Our live edge furniture is typically made with either one or two live edge slabs. These slabs are a complete cross section of the tree with the outside bark edges still intact. Like a snow-flake, no two pieces are ever the same and the live edges can vary significantly. Depending on the size, we will either find a single slab that fits the size/style required or use two slabs from the same log and glue them together so that the grain matches up. This is called a book match. The two slabs will be a mirror image of one another and the result is stunning. It also allows us to make really large tables. We offer a variety of species of wood, but the most common options are Maple, Ash and Walnut. If you have specific requirements in terms of the style, size, or live edge character please contact us. If opting for the urethane finish on live edge tables, please be aware that, although uncommon, cracks can develop and some warping can occur. We take all precautions possible to reduce the chances of this happening but since the boards are very wide, it is possible for this to happen. All of our wood is completely kiln dried to a moisture content of 6-8% and treated for bugs. We also seal all of our furniture on all sides and often include steel structural support underneath the tables to ensure a nice flat surface.
Wood is a natural material that expands and contracts with changes in temperature and humidity. The best way to maintain the wood in your space is to avoid changes in temperature and keep the humidity levels between 40-60%. For more information about the wood options, please refer to the videos on our “Materials” page or contact us.