A live edge epoxy table can brighten your living space in an instant. "Live Edge" refers to using a slab of sawn lumber with the natural curvature of the cambium and bark of a living tree. Milling reveals the natural woodgrain. Epoxy is a manmade substance that can be clear or have a color added. The combination can create some absolutely stunning effects. The technique can be used to create coffee tables or dining tables.
One beautiful application of this style is to trim the outer edges of two rough sawn slabs so that they are square. Turn the natural edges so that they face each other, then join the slabs with a blue-tinted epoxy strip. Sand down the wood to a gloss and seal the hole with clear epoxy. The result is a table that looks like the natural geographic feature of a river running between two natural banks. Another lovely application is to use a crosscut section of tree as a coffee tabletop and to fill natural hollows in the wood with colored or clear epoxy. The result can look like canyons in a mesa or still ponds in a meadow.