Live Edge furniture (acacia)
As beautiful and unique as the trees produced from, live edge wood refers to the natural edge of the wood under the bark after it is cut. Live edge wood keeps the original lives of the trunk along its edges. Portraying the wood in its very naturalistic and raw state.
Live edge wood first became popular in the 1940s by George nakashima and has grown to be used for nearly any piece of furniture or home touch Iron tables, benches, headboards or shelving.
What does the term “lives edge design” mean. “Live Edge” refers to the living part of the tree, the outer ring. The log is cut into slabs and the entire slab is used, leaving the natural edge. Only the bark is used.
Live edge or natural edge is a style of furniture where the furniture designer or craftsman/craftsperson incorporates the natural edge of the wood into the design of the piece.