The unique natural look of live edge wood is one of the trendier styles for those seeking one-of-a-kind rustic furniture.
What Is Live Edge Wood?
Live edge wood is a type of wood characterized by its unfinished, natural edges. Live edge wood slabs maintain a piece of wood’s raw, rustic characteristics, often containing visible knots, grain, and burrs or burls. Since the edges remain unchanged from the tree the wood is cut from, no two pieces of live edge furniture are exactly alike. The natural beauty of live edge pieces makes this type of wood a popular design element in rustic and mid-century decor. Woodworkers and interior designers often use live edge wood for coffee table tops, dining table tops, countertops, bar tops, headboards, cutting boards, kitchen islands, shelving, end tables, desks, and benches.