When you buy wooden furniture, the material itself generally looks very small like the tree it came from. Once its bark has been stripped and the wood cut and sanded in rigorous linear forms, it loses some of that organic beauty. But some furniture manufacturers leave a more natural touch in their carpentry works: they use live slabs to capture the irregular beauty of a piece of wood. Real estate property
On live tables, the original twisted shape of the edge of a tree under its bark is not cut, but carefully preserved for a rough appearance. These slabs are used for furniture such as tables and benches. We have collected 11 magnificent examples of tables with real edges that you can buy today. It is not necessary to have a hippy-dippy or bohemian style to enjoy them, as they look at home in more traditional, modern or even industrial rooms. Why not try it?
Lolotoe dining table
Made of acacia wood, this six-person AllModern dining table rests on four iron fork legs.
Narrow dining table in modern classic wood Live Edge Ester
While many living tables have metal legs, this narrow Kathy Kuo dining table is made of wood, continuing with the power of the natural look.
Live Edge Slab – Dyed Jacobean Dining Table, 90 “
A rustic, live walnut slab sits on contemporary and glamorous brushed gold legs on this dining table at the Austin-based furniture store The Khazana.
Dining table 102 “Yukon
This eight-person acacia dining table by Crate & Barrel is made up of two slabs connected by butterfly joints and we love the way the legs swing. It is available in two colors: natural and gray.
Berkshire Natural Live Edge – Large natural coffee table
Live edge slabs can also be used for coffee tables, such as this piece of acacia sold by Overstock.