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Live Edge Dining Table

A live edge dining table is the perfect accent for your country, shabby chic or naturalistic interior décor. Live edge tables use the natural edge of a woodcut as the edge of the table or they use the wood grain as a vital part of the table decoration. They are often made from the center cut of giant trees and might even retain the bark on the edges.

Using the natural swirls and shapes of the wood grain itself can also create amazing artistic results. For some tables, the designer can use a natural fault or fit two central tree slabs together, filling in the space with acrylic resin. This fill-in section can be turned into the representation of a river, especially if knots are also filled with acrylic to represent smaller bodies of water. The central resin streak can be other colors as well. A very beautiful live edge table from India has a dark resin center bonding the natural edges of two pieces of rosewood. The cut edges of the slabs are positioned to the outside of the table top, creating a milled outer edge.

George Nakashima was famed for his use of live edge wood and natural burls. Even though he was a natural citizen of the United State, he was interned in 1940. He met Gentaro Hikogawa in the internment camp and studied woodworking with him. In 1943, Antonin Raymond sponsored Nakashima’s release. After that, George Nakashima designed furniture for Knoll, including the straight-backed chair (a design still in use today) and 200 pieces for Nelson Rockefeller.

His most famous pieces were live edge tables called “altars for peace.” Nakashima hoped that by installing an altar for peace in every nation of the world the world would become a better place.

Mira Nakashima has continued her father’s legacy. The Nakashima company continues to produce beautiful furniture and to create altars of peace. Perhaps your live edge dining table can become your family’s altar of peace. Certainly, dining tables are often the center of family activity where everything from family meals to homework are accomplished.

Lily is a modern designer with great appreciation for sleek architecture, a love for art in its many forms, and a passion for sharing her experience with people. If you’re looking for advice on how to modernize your old-fashioned place or make your new restaurant a visual blast, she’s definitely the one to ask.

Linde Dining Table
With its classic silhouette and solid wood construction, this dining table works well within a traditional-styled dining room or in a well-designed space. It can last decades as it has a steel base and a Sheesham wood top.
Bastow Dining Table
With this dining table, you will feel like you’re dining out every single time! It has a live edge design, making it more valuable and giving your dining space a subtle but beautiful design feature. It’s crafted from both manufactured and solid wood.
Dining Table
This dining table boasts of a mahogany base and a mahogany top added with Hickory veneer in a natural honey espresso finish. If you’re on the lookout for a beautiful dining table that can stand out regardless of the room’s decor, then this is your best bet!
Shander Wood Dining Table
This stunning piece is your best option if you want a reliable dining table that can be extended to cater for more people during dinner parties. It’s made of various materials to offer the most value for your buck.
Alverson Solid Wood Dining Table
A truly special and one-of-a-kind table fit for your lovely home, this piece is hand-made. Apart from that, it also features the natural imperfections of the solid wood used in its construction. This definitely is the right piece for the statement that you’re looking to make in your dining space.
Liam Extendable Dining Table
If you want a dining table that will just get better as it ages, you will love this masterpiece. Boosting any room’s ambiance, it’s a piece that’s guaranteed to be effective at creating a stylish setup for your dining space.
Aneissa Industrial Faux Live Edge Rectangular Bar Table, Natural
This one right here is a solid, no-fuss bar table. Handmade details, naturally finished iron hairpin legs, and a live edge top make this piece an excellent purchase. With dimensions of 18.25 inches deep x 58 inches wide x 42 inches high, it can easily fit into any corner or space in your home!
The live edge table supported by sturdy iron feet will give your dining room more character. With its flexibility, it’s your best option, especially if you want to customize your dining room's focal point! The options you have for the base include stainless steel and wood apart from iron.
Hooker Furniture Live Edge Dining Table
This sophisticated dining table in acacia solids and metal sheet is sure to impress all of your dinner guests! The sleek metal base is supportive with an appeal that gives the live edge top a modern contrast. The table measures 86 x 45 x 10 inches.
Aneissa Industrial Faux Live Edge Square Dining Table, Natural
A square table is practical for a small apartment where the space is tight. If you're short on space, then this live edge dining table with iron hairpin legs would be perfect for you. It’s 33.25 inches deep x 33.50 inches wide x 30.00 inches high so it has enough room for four to have intimate dinners.