Woodland Creek’s definition of live edge furniture is a piece of furniture that utilizes a solid slab of wood while keeping, even accentuating, the wood’s natural, organic edges.
The next logical question would be, “what are organic edges?”. All trees have bark protecting the tree trunk (wood) underneath. Some species of trees grow straight and have less variation in the outer edge of the tree trunk. Other species have tree trunks that randomly protrude and then contract creating randomness. This outer edge of randomness is what the furniture industry calls “live edge.” The tree is alive; the edge is natural, organic, and random. After the tree has been harvested, it is laid horizontally and then cut with a large saw. The outer edges of each board maintain the tree trunk’s natural edges or live edges.
A traditional dining table is usually round, rectangle, square or oval with the edges of the tables cut straight and sanded smooth. A live edge dining table leaves the natural edges of the tree from which wood derived intact. This gives the dining table a unique, asymmetrical appearance and an organic ambiance.
This does not necessarily mean that live edge furniture is classified solely as rustic. A live edge wood top can be paired with a modern dining table base, and the resulting furniture design is both modern and rustic. Thus, the term modern rustic furniture has been coined in just the past few years. Modern rustic furniture is now a very popular category of furniture. Live edge tabletops that are paired with a rustic or log base would surely fall into the rustic furniture or lodge furniture classifications.
Another example of live edge furniture is Woodland Creek’s live edge beds. Woodland Creek’s live edge beds feature a beautiful walnut slab with natural, organic edges showcased in the headboard and footboard. Nature’s art becomes the focal point of the bed. The organic simplicity of the wood slab juxtaposed against the linear bed frame design combines to make a unique and beautiful bed. Ask yourself – is this bed design rustic or modern? Woodland Creek would answer that it has elements of both with a just dash of urban. The matching live edge dresser, live edge chest and live edge nightstand all have solid wood, live edge slab tops. Woodland Creek even handcrafts a live edge bunk bed design. This design is made from solid black walnut and has live edge slabs on both the lower and upper headboards and footboards. This bunk bed design is distinct and one of a kind – a true statement piece of furniture.
Living rooms and dining rooms are normally the part of the house where family and friends gather to socialize. Living rooms are the perfect place for a piece of furniture that makes a statement.
Live edge coffee tables or live edge cocktail tables make a bold statement. They are so unique that friends and family visiting are sure to comment on the beauty and uniqueness. What a wonderful way to break the ice and start a warm conversation. Woodland Creek’s live edge coffee tables are available in a myriad of designs, and each can be made any size needed to fit your space. Custom live edge furniture is a Woodland Creek specialty. All of Woodland Creek’s live edge furniture designs are customizable. Keep this in mind when you peruse through the hundreds of distinct live edge furniture designs shown throughout their web site.
Woodland Creek’s live edge desks will take a bland, boring office setting and bring it into the twenty-first century. Live edge office furniture will make a nonverbal statement to potential customers that your company is bold, stylish and relevant – the company they should be doing business with. Woodland Creek has made hundreds of live edge desks for customers all over the country. Mr. Smith sent us this photo of his beautiful walnut live edge desk in his office. He also sent us this nice compliment, “I love my walnut desk. Countless times a day I find myself checking out its top. The sun shines through with windows and lights up the beautiful grain pattern. These few seconds of stress release make my days better.”
Let’s not forget Woodland Creek’s live edge console tables, live edge sofa tables and live edge end tables. Woodland Creek offers dozens of unique modern, rustic, industrial and urban designs all able to be customized in length, width and height. You many choose from walnut, maple, redwood, and oak.
Ever considered a live edge counter-top for your kitchen cabinets or island? If not, you should as they are gorgeous. Woodland Creek makes them any size needed. You can see examples of live edge counter tops by visiting this page.
Listen to What Our Customers Have to Say About Their Live Edge Furniture…
Wow, wow, wow – the minute we opened the crate I feel in love with the live edge dining table you made for us. My husband and I could not stop running our hands over the outer edges of the wood. It is soooo beautiful. This table brought our new home together. Thank you for making this table for us. We will be talking again soon about some other pieces for our home.
PS Mindy and Felicia were awesome to work with. They kept us in the loop from start to finish.
I normally do not write reviews as I can never find the time. For the first time I wanted to write a review. Most reviews are done as soon as the item is received. I am writing this review almost a year after we received our live edge dining table from you. We regularly entertain guests at our home for pleasure and sometime business. We live in an affluent neighborhood in a home that I am sure many would call expensive. My point for sharing this is not to brag. My point for sharing is that the table that Woodland Creek made for us gets more questions and compliments than any other feature or furnishing in our home. It is well crafted and truly unique. I would highly recommend Woodland Creek to anyone considering quality furniture.
Tim Olson, Illinois