Every table and piece of furniture in your home can have a story to tell. And here at Naturalist, we pride ourselves on creating one-of-a-kind pieces that will continue that beautiful story through generations. Unique heirloom furniture is making a comeback and we, personally, are thrilled about it. Live edge furniture can be that signature piece that you pass down.
There’s a good chance you’ve heard about this type of furniture and wondered what it is. Well, it may seem like a foreign concept, but this article will tell you everything about it! You’ll find out all the benefits of having live edge furniture in your home and some design ideas for incorporating this trend into your space. As always, be sure to use your imagination, and where it may fall short, browse our blog for more ideas.
What Is Live Edge Furniture?
Live edge furniture is a type of furniture that has been cut from a single piece of wood. This means that you can see the wood’s natural edges and imperfections, which is the main characteristic of this type of furniture. The wood has not been cut, sanded, or finished off. The rough and organic texture of the exposed wood offers a sense of natural beauty.
Naturalist live edge furniture is handmade of 100% responsibly sourced wood from the forests of the Mediterranean. Our pieces are unique and cannot be mass-produced in the same way as traditional furniture. We harvest out gorgeous wood slabs from well-managed forests only and ensure that life in them continues.
Our artisans see potential in each fallen tree and use their incredible craftsmanship to create a beautiful piece of art from every single one of them. They preserve the natural imperfections, knots, and chips and so allow us all to enjoy nature in its truest form and beauty.
The reason this is a popular trend in home decor is that it offers interesting textures and beautiful designs. It’s also a sustainable way to use fallen trees from the forest. Live edge furniture includes coffee tables, dining tables, benches, and other items that have been created from trees.
Benefits Of Live Edge Tables
Live edge tables are made from logs, so they’ve got all the natural beauty of wood. They’re also often very artistic in design. When you buy a live edge table, you’re buying something that will never be replicated again because there’s only one in existence. Live edge tables are not just beautiful, they’re also very functional. When you have a live edge table in your home, it’s a constant reminder that you’re living in the real world. There is no perfect wood, and there is no perfect piece of furniture. That’s what makes live edge tables so special.
Live edge tables are very versatile, and you can use them for many different purposes. They can come in a form of a coffee table or a side table. You can also use them as an end table.
These tables are very popular because they can come in many different finishes. When you buy live edge furniture, you get the opportunity to choose from a wide range of finishes. You might be interested in a light finish, or you might prefer dark wood. In addition to the variety of finishes, live-edge tables come in many different shapes. They are the perfect signature piece for any interior design and will no doubt be the talk of every gathering.
If you love a rustic or industrial vibe, then these tables are a perfect fit for you. They invite nature and rustic charm into every space. And since we are passionate followers of biophilic design, we think live edge tables are the perfect way to reconnect with nature from the comfort of our own homes and offices.
How To Care For Your Live Edge Table
As with any piece of furniture, live edge furniture requires care and maintenance to ensure its longevity. One of the cool benefits of live edge wood is that it’s not porous, so it won’t absorb moisture ensuring it stays in tip-top shape. Also, because your live edge furniture is made of natural materials, it will continue to age beautifully over time.
The basic maintenance for live edge tables includes wiping them down with mild soap, water, and a rag. Do not wash the table with harsh chemicals or expose it to heat and abrasives. It’s also advisable to use distilled water instead of tap water because tap water can leave behind mineral deposits and residue. Since they are sealed and covered with a topcoat, they will remain gorgeous for many years to come with minimal maintenance.
How Much Does A Live Edge Table Cost?
When it comes to prices, they will depend on the size of the slab, its uniqueness, process of production, and customizations. As we’ve mentioned before, live edge tables are not mass-produced. Each comes from a single large tree and is given a lot of love and attention during the creation process to ensure you get a swoon-worthy piece of furniture. Here at Naturalist, the live edge tables can go from $600 to $4000, depending on the factors we’ve mentioned.
Do Live-Edge Tables Warp And Crack?
Live edge tables are built with natural wood. The material is prone to warping and cracking, but only when it is not properly made or cared for. Usually, the slab will crack if it’s exposed to water damage or harsh temperatures and chemicals. Naturalist live edge tables are sealed and treated with a topcoat, so you can rest assured they will remain beautiful and sturdy for many years to come.
Where Can You Use Live Edge Furniture?
Live edge furniture has become one of the most sought-after types of furniture on the market. Its unique look and the ability to create an individual piece of furniture that complements your decor makes it a must-have in many homes. They can be used in any room to add style and function.
It’s good for rustic dining tables, kitchen islands, and coffee tables. It also works well in the entranceway or living room. These tables can be used equally well in living rooms, conference rooms, and lobbies. There really is no limit to what you can achieve when you incorporate one of these works of art into your space.
Live edge furniture is great for places where you want to have a more edgy feel and it’s a great option for those who want a vintage look in their living room, dining room, or office.
Not only is live edge furniture perfect for a variety of indoor uses, but it can also look incredible in outdoor uses too. Some of these uses include outdoor patios and decks.
Live edge furniture is heavily featured in rustic building designs. It is also popular with those who want an industrial design. Lately, it’s been making its way into modern designs as well, which use the natural look and feel of the wood as a focal point. Live edge tables are one of those pieces that can be found throughout restaurants and homes across the country and offers a sort of uniqueness that the standard tables don’t.
Design Ideas For Live Edge Tables
Live edge tables are a great way to bring the beauty of nature into your home. They are unique and come in many styles including rustic, industrial chic, contemporary, rustic farmhouse, minimalist modern, and more. Live edge tables are designed differently from traditional wood furniture. They have a natural, rustic look that’s completely different from the sleek and smooth finish of regular tables.
Live edge tables offer a different aesthetic that can be attractive in many interior designs. No matter what the trends are, live edge tables maintain a timeless sort of appeal that can be carried over into any age and remain a stellar accent piece that turns heads.
Following are some of our favorite unique, live-edge tables that can help you transform your rooms!
Ash Tree Live Edge Coffee Table
Creating one of a kind atmosphere in your home is easy with the Ash tree live edge table by Naturalist. This unique table has been crafted by our team with a lot of love and attention to detail which is evident in its design. It was our goal to maintain the natural look as much as possible so you can witness the tree rings and rustic edges on the surface of this table. The naturalistic vibe goes with our passion for biophilic design and we try to include elements of nature into our work and help customers invite it into their homes. Through our live edge furniture such as this Ash tree live edge table, you can reconnect with nature while also enjoying an elegant and modern space in your room. For the full effect, you can easily pair the Ash tree live edge table with one of the chairs or sofas from our collections. Since this table is versatile it will fit right into any design style. Whether you prefer a modern or a more vintage look, the Ash tree live edge end table will help you elevate your space.
Teak Root Wood Table
If you are looking to spice up your interior design, then this is the ingredient you were missing. One-of-a-kind Teak Root Wood Table, made by Naturalist’s master craftsmen is an eye-catching piece of furniture that will help you add a natural vibe and a rustic charm to any room. This table can truly tell a story and elevate the decor to unprecedented levels. If you love the old-fashioned beauty and the culture of heirlooms, you will fall in love with this table. Teak Root Woot Table will not only offer a unique look but will also make a statement about your style and taste.
Walnut Root Table
Walnut Root Table is a table that will catch anyone’s eye and be the talking piece of your home. The magnificent dark wood and live edge table is the perfect accent piece that will stand out in any space no matter the style. If you love interesting decor that cannot be overshadowed, then this is the right choice for you. Built from responsibly sourced wood and incredible skill, this table will stay gorgeous for generations and transcend the passing trends.
Chestnut Dining Table
This beautiful Chestnut Dining Table has a natural, curvy edge and wood pattern surface. Here at Naturalist we love creating unique pieces and we think this one is one of our simple and inspired masterpieces. A perfect segment for a dining room, this live edge table is a true conversation starter! Paired with any of the chairs from our collections, this furniture works-of-art will invite a cozy and warm atmosphere that we all crave in a dining room.
If you’re an out-of-the-box thinker, you might add this table to your office and completely change the narrative. With a vintage armchair with leather details, we can totally picture this table as the focal point of a modern office with a hint of vintage depth.
Where Can I Buy A Live Edge Table?
Naturalist Interiors is thrilled to be able to offer you enchanting and unique pieces of furniture like our live edge tables. Crafted with care and meticulous attention, they are ready to help you create a lovely, rustic atmosphere in your home. Our curated selection of live edge tables is available right here on our website and in our showroom in Manhattan. We welcome you to browse and discover their beauty and effortless, natural allure or stop by our store and feel their vibe in person. It’s truly a wonderful experience! Our team is at your disposal and ready to answer any questions you might have about the tables. We can help you choose the right signature piece or create one for you with your exact specifications and needs in mind. Let your imagination flow and when you have the image in your mind, feel free to contact us. We’re very excited to have the opportunity to make some magic together!