Live edge wood slabs and wood slabs are both great options for table designs and furniture projects. The differences lie in the aesthetics of the slab top, the visual appearance of the grain and the edge of the slab. Live edge wood slabs are cut and or milled from ethically sourced salvage 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 style of slab offers a blend of rustic and modern features while still being attractive to the eye. The live edge (or natural edge) is prepared differently than a square cut slab due to the organic shape and texture of it. Since there is a lot of variation on the edge, careful attention must be paid to how it is finished. The bark must be removed and sharp edges and burl spikes must be smoothed out so there is nothing to catch or snag clothing. It should be smooth enough to the touch but also have texture to capture the rustic live edge idea. Ethical sourcing and sustainability favor this type of design due to the lack of waste and the fact that we cut these slabs from salvage stumps and logs. Live edge wood tables can be incorporated into just about any type of home décor. Regardless of what the current design theme is, a live edge slab can look gorgeous in any home or business.
Live Edge Wood Slab – Finished By Kelly Maxwell of LittleBranchFarm.com