The Edge Everyone is Talking About: Live-edge
Live-edge, natural edge, bark edge, live surface - we hear many terms to describe this edge detail. If you are unfamiliar with the concept, however, it can be frustrating to describe. All terms mean the same thing - leaving the outside surface of the tree intact when milling lumber.
Not only is this a unique design, it’s also creates a lot of visual interest in the space. Throughout the years, we have had a series of different wood species with the live-edge surface and have helped clients bring their showstopping spaces to life. On a consistent basis however, we supply Live-edge Ambrosia and Black Walnut to craft countertops and tables, as well as Live-edge Eastern Red Cedar for mantels.
To showcase the beauty of natural edge surfaces and to discover ways to bring the curves into your space, we’ve compiled a list from several great projects.
This mantel is crafted with Eastern Red Cedar and was bleached to remove the red coloring.
This customer created visual interest on the hightop of his island bar with a Live-edge surface then kept the bottom area with a straight edge. We thought his strategy was very creative!
Another showstopping Black Walnut countertop that is complete with Live-edge surface and a waterfall drop.
And Live-edge countertops aren’t just reserved for the kitchen. This client created a modern vibe in their bathroom.
Everyone needs a good workspace nook and Live-edge helps reduce those Monday blues.
When you gather for a drink or two at The Falls Bar in Athens, you can take in the view of the waterfall and this 30’ Spalted Live-edge Sycamore Table. Impress your date with your knowledge of wood by reading this Instagram post about the spalting process.
Speaking of dates, do you fancy throwing axes while grabbing a drink? A new bar in Athens, GA opened called Lumberjaxe where you can enjoy yourself and throw an ax or two. They outfitted the entire place with wood details and Live-edge Ambrosia bar tops.
Whether you are gathering for a conference meeting or a meal, bring in the beauty of nature to inspire creative conversation with a Live-edge Table.
There is nothing like getting into nature to rest the mind and soul. Get some good R&R with a bed built from Live-edge Walnut.
Can’t get enough? (Neither can we.) While we didn’t have the privilege of making the countertop for this awe-inspiring kitchen, we love the pop of the large Black Walnut island top.
Ready to bring the live-edge surface into your space? Click below to get a quote and start making your dream home a reality.