If you want to create a rustic garden seat or a place to rest along a walking path with, look no further than a live edge bench. Made from a polished section cut from a tree trunk, live edge benches bring to life the beauty of trees. They display the center parts of the tree bringing wood grain patterns to their visual best advantage. Add industrial metal, sturdy branch cuts, additional slabs or even lathe-turned wood as legs.
There are few building materials more beautiful than natural wood. When the grain is displayed along with the living edge of where the wood was cut, there is nothing finer. Benches can be created from the slabs by adding two more slab pieces for legs. Turn it into a garden love seat or couch by adding another slab to make a back. Alternative leg materials can range from home & garden store screw-on legs, sturdy branches cut to length or industrial metal. You could even recycle old tire rims and use them as legs for that little extra recycling flavor. Regardless of its underpinnings, the star of the show will be the live edge bench topper sanded and finished to show the beautiful grain of the wood.