Here at Smith Farms, we love a good live-edge table! There’s just something about them that can turn an otherwise boring room into something special.
In case you’re unfamiliar with live-edge tables, they are tables of any type (dining room tables, coffee tables, sofa tables, etc.) that have unfinished edges. The piece isn’t built from milled lumber, but rather from slabs of wood that maintain the original shape of the tree. Some live-edge tables leave the bark on the unfinished edges, while others have the bark carefully removed. Whether you leave the bark on your live-edge table or have it removed is completely up to your personal preference. That’s the beauty of having a custom table built—you can have all of the details you want included!
Some people think of live-edge tables as only fitting in homes with a more modern style, but this thinking is rapidly changing. It is now very common to see live-edge tables in homes with more traditional or rustic designs, as well as in homes that have an eclectic style. In reality, live-edge tables can work in just about any home, depending on the type of wood that is used, the details included in the design, and how the table is finished. In a modern home, you might see a live edge table made from an exotic hardwood with a high-gloss finish and sleek metal legs, while in a modern farmhouse home, you would probably see a live edge table with a more natural finish and thicker wooden legs, made from a more common wood like oak or pine.
When you work with Smith Farms for your custom live-edge table, we can help you select the perfect slab of wood for your live-edge table. We have some slabs ready to go in our workshop, but we can also take you to a local sawmill with a larger selection from which you can choose. We have access to several private sawmills in Southern California with many great varieties of wood that would be perfect for a live-edge table for your Temecula, Murrieta, or Menifee home!
If you only have the budget for one custom-built piece of furniture in your home, a live-edge table is a great choice. Whether you go with a coffee table, an entry-way table, a dining room table, or something else, your live-edge table will definitely make a statement in whichever room it is placed! Even if you go with a simple design, the uniqueness of the live-edge slab used in your table will make your table special. And unlike mass-produced tables that you can buy in retail furniture stores or online, no one will have a table anything like yours.
If you aren’t sure what details to include in your live-edge table, the team at Smith Farms can help! We’ll go over all of the options with you when it comes to things like types of wood, stain colors, protective finishes, and decorative details. You don’t need to have a specific design in mind before you contact us. We can help you work out all of the details. Send us a message today to get started.