A live edge slab table reveals the natural edges of the tree (sometimes including the bark) and wood grain patterns. Instead of plank wood that requires cutting the wood into straight-edged pieces, the slabs of wood for live edge tables are produced by cutting the tree longitudinally and retaining the natural bark-sided edges. The middle section of the tree would be the largest live edge piece.
Harder wood is best for live-edge tables to prevent warping. We offer many tree species including Walnut, Oak, Spalted Maple, Sycamore, and more. All of our live edge furniture can be customized. You can read more about the hardness (Janka rating) and all the wood types we offer here.
When you shop for a live edge table, we recommend looking for reputable sources so you can get a quality live edge table that lasts for years.
At Rustic Red Door, we prioritize quality. Though the term "expensive" is relative, we do offer live edge pieces at various prices, wood types, and furniture types. We take great care in getting high-quality wood and expert craftsmen so the wood is taken care of from start to finish.
Though trends come and go, we believe live edge slabs are here to stay. The natural features of the wood slab reveal indescribable and natural beauty from the center of trees. You can make it even more unique by customizing an epoxy river between the slabs.
Cracking can happen when the wood expands and contracts. To avoid cracking, we recommend minimizing humidity and temperature changes, while keeping your table out of direct sunlight.
Yes, a live edge dining table is a durable choice. We take great care in selecting high-quality wood and adding a pre-catalyzed polyurethane finish to protect it from everyday wear and tear.
Warping can happen when the wood slab isn't completely dry. At Rustic Red Door, we make sure the wood is 100% dry before adding any finish to avoid warping.
Our tables are food safe, and water-resistant, but not waterproof. Always clean with a damp cloth and avoid it from getting soaked.
We offer a 1-year warranty on select wood furniture and décor items. Please see our warranty page for more information.