When a tree is cut down, it can be milled or sliced along the length of the tree trunk. These “slabs” are then left with the natural curves of the edges of the tree. The bark is removed from both edges, but the natural, or “live” edge is left, leaving the tree’s natural lines. Every slab has a different personality and can make great for dining tables, kitchen island tops, conference tables or coffee tables.
Due to their very organic nature, steel bases usually compliment “live edges” best as they offer clean straight lines and allow your live edge piece to stand out. We do all of our metal work and welding here in the shop, so you can create the perfect base to fit your live edge top.
Due to the unique nature of the product, our clients are encouraged to choose their live edge slab themselves. We have a limited inventory at our shop to choose from, or you can browse the country’s largest online database with our friends at Berkshire Products (berkshireproducts.com). The prices you’ll see are the cost of the slab only – because every slab is different, we at Saltwoods will price our labor to make into a table on an individual basis after discussing with you your finish, fills, and base options.
The process for making a live edge table:
Browse through over 90 table design combinations, taking inspiration from some of our trestle tables, round tables, oval tables, conference tables, tables with metal work, live edge tables, stained or painted bases, turned legs, tapered legs, or straight legs. These are only examples, you are welcome to create your own unique table; just let us know what you are thinking.
Match your table up with a bench that compliments your table’s character, wood, and style. Casual bench seating is flexible, kid-friendly, and often easier on the budget than multiple chairs.
These are only examples, you are welcome to create your own unique style; just let us know what you are thinking.