Wood furniture is a passion for Julian Owens. He is a master furniture creator with over 20 years of experience in designing bespoke household items such as handmade tables. Wooden furniture is a beautiful, long-lasting addition to any home. An item such as a table can also make a fantastic gift. Live edge furniture offers an interesting, natural variation, that will add character to your home or garden. These bespoke pieces really stand out compared to other products that are currently available.
What is a live edge table?
A live edge is a natural edge on a piece of wood with the original cut preserved. A live edge table is one with a top made from a piece of natural wood or slabs that have been harvested from a tree.
A live edge table is designed according to how the wood looks. The live edge of the slab maintains its original state. There are various challenges in making these products, and at times it appears unsafe due to the rough edges. However, furniture makers can use their skills to make these surfaces safe. This can include filling any dangerous gaps or holes in the slab of wood or removing potentially dangerous bits of the edge.
Edged wood dining tables
While edged wood can be used for a variety of items, it looks fantastic when it is incorporated into a dining table. These are extremely popular handmade hardwood tables, which will stand out in any home. They can be large enough for family gatherings and sturdy enough to withstand everyday use.
What is the origin of natural edge tables?
The tables look like they are from the medieval era. However, these tables started to emerge in the middle of the previous century. The most prominent live edge table practitioner was an American architect with Japanese roots George Nakashima, whose work has features of both American, Japanese, and global interior. The architect always said that live edge is a moral idea; in other words, imperfect implies original.
Why is this furniture made with hardwood?
These slabs are expertly cut and treated to provide you with hardwood furniture of exceptional quality. It must be noted that when standard slabs are cut, nearly 20% of the wood is wasted. But when it comes to live edge slabs, not more than 8% of the wood is wasted. Therefore, it can be argued that live edge furniture is more ecologically friendly than any other form of woodcutting.
Why is this furniture so popular?
Currently, live edge is extremely popular. It is regularly trending on social media and also being used by celebrities such as Ellen.
One of the reasons they have become so popular is that they are eco-friendly. Also, celebrities make them famous because when people see a product being endorsed by their favourite stars, they tend to buy them. Besides, the furniture can be used anywhere, whether at the office, home, or your holiday apartment.
Where can you get one?
At the moment, many online stores and high street shops are selling live edge products. But it’s advisable to pick quality over price. That is why Dinkwood has one of the best reputations for live edge products. We only produce items using the best hardwood, these include:
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