Here at WKS Wood Design, we offer a wide range of custom woodworking pieces, from small trinkets and bowls to full dining room tables. Among our many offerings, one of our most popular is our live edge tables. If you don’t know, a live edge table is made using cuts of wood that have not had the bark trimmed off of one or more edges–that is, rather than both edges being straight across, one retains the natural curves and variations it had when it was part of a living tree. In this article, we’ll go over some of the reasons why these tables are so popular in order to help you decide if they are right for you.
- They Make a Strong Visual Statement- One reason why our live edge tables are so popular is because they make a strong visual statement in any room they are used in. By their nature, these tables have a lot of character, which makes them stand out no matter what other elements surround them.
- They Provide a Natural Look- Another thing that many people find appealing is the deliberately natural and imperfect appearance of our live edge tables. In a world where it seems like the majority of furniture is mass-produced particle board, and the stuff that’s actual quality is likely to have all of its rough edges trimmed off, the natural look provides a grounding effect that many people appreciate.
- They’re Sustainable- A third reason why live edge tables are consistently popular is because many of them are made of reclaimed wood. This makes them a highly sustainable choice, which is something more and more people are looking for.