Nothing compares to the warmth and stability of natural wood furniture. Whether a professional furniture maker or a DIY woodworker, both use natural wood in their projects, such as dining tables, beds, coffee tables, bathroom vanities, etc. Our furniture maker prefers natural wood such as live edge wood, dimensional lumber, and wood planks over-engineered plywood. Also, we prefer air-dried wood over kiln-dried lumber. If kiln-dried soft methods such as in a solar kiln. At the same time, they are falling in line with the growing trends of using reclaimed, salvaged, and natural materials. Let’s explore the maze of what is natural wood furniture.
Custom natural wood furniture
While our furniture maker uses wood species such as Black Walnut, Oak, and Maple, the redwood burl is also an option. These are common woods available at lumberyards around the world. We also use ethically sourced burl wood, highly figured Claro Walnut, and old-growth redwood burl. Our live edge wood slabs are ethically sourced from the Pacific Northwest. In doing so, what some may view as imperfection, such as knots, bark intrusions, checks, and holes. With our rustic furniture designs, we can bring out the wood’s natural beauty.
Natural wood table
Adding real wood furniture is essential, whether your taste is modern or rustic home decor. At the same time, the easiest way is with a natural wood table. Wood tables such as coffee, dining, and sofa tables will quickly bring warmth and balance to a room. A live edge table will highlight the majestic beauty of a tree in nature. They are allowing a glimpse into the heart of the tree. Reclaimed wood and wood plank tables are commonly mass-produced. However, live edge wood tables and wood slab tables find their roots in custom wood furniture studios. Live edge wood is also known as natural edge, and raw edge finds its roots in rustic furniture. Natural wood and rustic furniture are like peas in a pod, depending on the design.
Handmade wood bed
Handmade natural wood platform beds are in various designs, with features like live edge wood and wood planks. As live edge wood and natural wood slabs have grown in popularity, so have rustic beds. I once thought it only fit in log home decor or mountain home decor. These rustic bed designs have found their way into contemporary and modern homes. Whether a simple wood slab platform bed to a four-poster burl wood bed, the options are limitless. Such as a sleek platform bed with a live edge maple wood slab as the headboard.
Rustic home decor
No home decor is complete without natural wood furniture. This element is essential in creating a zen or calming atmosphere. The room becomes warm and inviting by choosing a rustic fireplace mantel and a natural wood coffee table, a modern decor. The easiest and the best way to design with wood is to understand it. Black walnut is not pure black; it has a red to brownish tint. While creative, mix two or three wood species in the same spec; you may be amazed. Research different wood species and the cost. Lumber and raw edge wood is sold by the board foot, and burl wood is typically not sold by the board foot but by the wood slab. So, be adventurous and blend a little natural wood and rustic into your home decor.