Live edge wood slabs are a great option for table designs and furniture projects. The differences that set a live edge slab apart from other wood slabs lie in the aesthetics of the slab top, the visual appearance of the grain, and the edge of the slab. Our live edge wood slabs are cut and milled from ethically sourced salvaged logs and stumps. They have an abstract shape on the outer edge of the slab that may be wavy, slanted, or just all over the place. This visually attractive style of slab offers a blend of rustic and modern features.
Finishing Live Edge Wood Slabs
The live edge (or natural edge) is prepared differently than a square cut slab. This is due to the organic shape and texture of the edge. Since there is a lot of variation on the edge, you must pay careful attention to how you finish it. The bark must be removed and sharp edges and burl spikes must be smoothed out. This is so there is nothing to catch or snag clothing. The finished edge should be smooth to the touch. It should also have texture to capture the rustic live edge aesthetic.
Ethical sourcing and sustainability favor this type of design. These slabs from salvaged stumps and logs with the least amount of waste possible. Live edge wood tables can be incorporated into just about any type of home decor. Regardless of your design preferences, a live edge slab can look gorgeous in any home or business.
Live Edge Wood Slab – Finished By Kelly Maxwell of LittleBranchFarm.com
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