Live edge slabs are growing in popularity for woodworking and can be used for many different things. In this guide, we’ll break down some cool projects you can do using live edge wood.

1. Dining Room Tables

Dining room tables are the most common thing we make from our live edge slabs. These tables cost anywhere from $1200 and up and look beautiful in many styles of homes.

2. Coffee Tables & End Tables

live edge coffee table

If you have smaller slabs and don’t know how to bookmatch them, many use their wood slabs for small tables such as coffee tables or end tables for their living rooms.

3. Countertops

Rustic homes or farmhouses look amazing with live edge countertops. They add a level of detail to any kitchen and can be finished using a food safe finish!

4. Live Edge Bar

Basement and garage bars are growing in popularity in the US. If you’re designing your dream mancave, a live edge bartop may be the way to go!

5. Home Office Desks

standing desk with ash top

Wood slabs are commonly used for desks. Whether you’re doing a wall-mounted desk or using a standing desk base, a live edge desk can transform your workspace.

6. Benches

Indoor benches are the perfect use of live edge slabs. You can buy metal legs for them on etsy or from many places online and give them a beautiful finished look that lasts for years to come.

7. Doors

Tired of seeing sliding barn doors in homes but like a rustic look? Live edge doors may be for you. Simply finish the slab, mount them to the slide track, and you’ll have a sliding door that wows your guests!

8. Cutting Boards

Live edge slabs can make great cutting boards. If you have small slabs, and you’re not sure what to do with them, a cutting board for your home or for a custom gift is a great idea.

9. Bed Headboards

More and more people are using our live edge slabs as custom headboards for their bedrooms. They can easily be mounted to a wall and used as a beautiful headrest for years to come.

10. Shelves

Who doesn’t need more storage space? Shelves on your wall with live edge slabs are a great option. They’re beautiful and can be used for storage in any room from your bathroom to your kitchen to your living room.

11. Vanities

Bathroom vanities can be made using live edge slabs. This gives your bathroom a rustic look and makes for a sink base that will please you and your family for years to come.

12. Fireplace Mantel

A nice mantel is essential in homes that have a fireplace. Thick live edge slabs can make a great centerpiece for any living room, especially when combined with other live edge elements in the space.

Have Live Edge Ideas To Add?

If you have any examples of projects you’ve made using live edge slabs, drop them in the comments section below and help out the next reader! Please don’t include images that you don’t own or links to other websites or your comment will not be approved.


  1. Patrick on October 18, 2022 at 9:28 am

    Thank you! Very inspiring article.

    • 91dom on December 12, 2022 at 6:35 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Steven on April 15, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    Helpful post

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