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What is live edge wood?

Live edge wood is a type of natural-edge wood that is left with its original bark and natural shape intact, rather than being cut into a uniform shape. This style of wood is also known as "natural edge" or "organic edge" wood.

Live edge wooden table

Live edge wood is often used in furniture and decorative pieces, such as tables, benches, shelves, and wall art. The natural edge of the wood adds a unique and rustic charm to these pieces, and the irregular shapes and patterns of the wood grain create a one-of-a-kind look. Live edge wood is typically cut from the outermost edge of a tree trunk or branch, where the bark and natural shape of the wood are the most prominent.

Live edge wooden table

The wood is then typically sanded and finished to preserve its natural beauty and provide durability. Live edge wood can be made from a variety of different tree species, including oak, walnut, maple, and cherry. The type of wood used can influence the colour, texture, and overall appearance of the finished product.


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