Live Edge is a term for the visible natural form on the outside diameter of a tree. When looking into the core of a tree we are able to view the central heartwood, sapwood, cambium cell layer, outer phloem, and protective bark layer of the tree's anatomy. The tree trunk is milled into single slabs to show off its true size and shape, hence becoming a live edge slab. We remove the loose bark from the wood and work with the natural shape of its living edge to create this aesthetic. Each tree has it’s own signature grain, figure, color, and individuality.
Sculpted by nature, the textured outer lines of a live edge slab ensure each piece we work with is unique. Our favorite urban salvaged hardwoods to work with are Oregon Black Walnut, Oregon White Oak, Big Leaf Maple, Cherry, Ash, Elm, and Madrone.
We surface and hand-finish our live edge slabs and place them on top of vintage cast iron legs or custom designed and fabricated steel bases. Place your slab on top of a modern steel frame or a hand carved wooden base. Want to add a splash of color? We offer powder coating with our steel and cast iron frames. Customized seating options to accompany your dining space are also available..