What is live edge furniture? Is it a trend or a short-lived fad? With designs such as a live edge dining table to a live edge bed, these designs satisfy. This rustic style of natural wood furniture finds its roots in the rustic furniture industry. While at a log home in 2007, a small group of furniture makers started throwing the term live edge or natural edge around. It looks like it is stuck.
Live-edge furniture is built from ethically sourced logs, driftwood, and live wood slabs native to the Pacific Northwest. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and is artistic but functional wood furniture. For this reason, we use only the best material, such as old-growth redwood, Bigleaf Maple, Claro walnut, Juniper, and driftwood. While our style is rustic, our live edge furniture makers design and build contemporary and modern furniture using live edge wood.
Real wood furniture
What does the term “live edge” mean? Live edge is a concept characterizing the lifespan of a tree in its natural setting. A live edge wood slab reveals the natural growth rings that occurred as the tree experienced drought, rapid growth, sunlight, fire, or disease. The live edge is the area under the bark between the cambium layer and sapwood. At the same time, the cambium layer is responsible for the tree’s annual growth. Each growth ring tells a story about the life of the tree…. whether it experienced years of flourishing growth or periods of distress with resultant callus or effects of a disease. Regardless of each story, the beauty of flawed perfection resides in every live edge wood slab!
Live edge slab
At Littlebranch Farm, we incorporate ‘live edge wood” into many of our pieces. Our natural wood furniture brings warmth and beauty to your home and provides those special accents that make a statement in the home. Our live-edge rustic fireplace mantels come in redwood burl, black walnut, reclaimed driftwood, twisted juniper, cedar, reclaimed barn wood, and rustic hand-hewn barn wood beams. A rustic vanity with a live edge wood countertop combined with tile and granite creates a unique style. Many rustic beds incorporate live-edge slabs into headboards or footboards, creating a bedroom’s focal point. The natural beauty of live edge furniture complements cabin decor and rustic home decor.
Live edge table
Unparalleled, our natural wood countertops offer an alternative to other traditional surfaces, producing a sublime appeal that draws you into a kitchen, bar, or outdoor living area. A solid slab live edge table is a unique, one-of-a-kind, truly awe-inspiring live edge furniture. Other awe-inspiring live edge designs include a rustic dining table, coffee table, accent table, custom log vanities, and a kind of rustic vanity.
Whatever its intended place or purpose, live edge furniture will add warmth and stand the test of time. At Littlebranch Farm, our furniture maker can create your special piece using natural edge wood slabs selected by you, the customer! Call for an appointment to select from our large supply of natural live edge furniture and live edge slabs!