Live Edge is the new black in furniture. As old growth lumber are rarer and rarer, there is a growing appreciation for live edge wood slabs used in furniture design. The sinuous lines of live edges are hard to resist. They speak of fluidity in nature and grace in parallel grain lines that meander in river like patterns. They represent bold strokes in a singular sweep – the larger the piece the more striking. Put a slab in a room and it dominates and takes over the room.
There are quite a few clever uses of this material. One has to agree that the simpler the vessel that carries the slab, the better looking the ensemble.
The most popular use can be seen in dining tables which give us the excuse to show off a large slab.
Another way to use a large expanse of slab is found in bed headboards.
Other slabs found their way in kitchen island countertops where they reign and command the view.
Vanities- a good use for a smaller slab.
Smaller examples of live edges found in home accessories.
And when mere furniture is not enough…
For source, click on photos.