Live edge furniture has been growing in popularity in recent years to the point where it’s nearly become an entire industry of its own. In fact, there are now woodworkers who specialize almost solely in live edge woodworking. But what exactly is live edge wood in Franklin County, MA?
Live edge is a descriptor for the shape of the edge of a piece of wood used for creating the furniture in question. Its natural edge is retained, rather than the piece of lumber being a straight milled board on all four sides. In many cases, the bark will be carefully removed from the lumber, but the natural appearance of the edge remains intact.
This style is more rustic, as it seeks to maintain the natural characteristics of the wood. While knots will be filled up to avoid uneven surfaces, they still remain visible, and finishing of the wood is performed with the intent to make the raw, natural beauty of the hardwood shine through as much as possible.
Live edge furniture has become greatly popular thanks in large part to its originality. There are no two pieces of live edge furniture that will ever be exactly alike, because of the way the natural appearance of the wood is retained in developing the wood slabs. At the same time, live edge furniture isn’t completely rustic and unrefined—it blends some professional, upmarket woodworking characteristics into the style, as well, so you can enjoy some of the best of both worlds. A piece of live edge furniture would not appear out of place in an urban environment.
Some places around the home where you might find live edge wood include coffee tables, mantels over fireplaces, floating shelves, countertops, desks, dining room or patio tables and bars.
Here are just a few of the reasons why so many people have been embracing the live edge trend:
For more information about live edge wood in Franklin County, MA, contact the team at Forest Products Associates today. We look forward to helping you explore the possibilities of live edge wood for your next project!
Posted: to Live Edge Wood on Tue, Jan 15, 2019
Updated: Tue, Jan 15, 2019