Live edge tables are also highly versatile in terms of design, as they can be customized to fit a variety of décor styles. Whether you prefer a rustic, natural look say a Ponderosa Pine with country Sheraton or Fluted Sheraton style legs or a more modern, sleek style, a live edge table say from Dark Walnut, with brass bowties and a set of modern steel (powder coated) legs. Everything can be tailored to fit your preferences.
Each Tree is unique, and no two tables are exactly the same. The slab choice and its characteristics will largely determine the final shape and dimensions. We will work with each customer to find the perfect slab for their style and needs! If you’re not local, no problem, we can facetime or zoom and show you all the options we have available. And if we don’t have something perfect for you, we will find it for you! The tree itself will help dictate design, the shape of this Figured Pomelle Sapele Slab, for example would make a fabulous two person desk.
The natural edge of the table can be finished in a variety of ways, such as with a clear sealant, a stain, or even epoxy to enhance and protect the wood and achieve the desired look. Because of how nature works, specifically around the drying of sap and heartwood versus the bark. We almost always remove the bark from our tables and take care of smoothing out the edge to make it safer to use. I mean like no sharp edges (like where a small branch was growing out of the side of the tree).
Overall, live edge dining tables offer a unique and natural appearance, durability, sustainability, and versatility in terms of design. These benefits make them a popular choice for those looking to add more personality to their dining room. I should add, they are one of our favorite styles of tables to make as well! Watching the natural beauty reveal itself is really rewarding.
A few more points to consider when it comes to the benefits of a live edge dining table: