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
2. Coffee Tables & End Tables
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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Nolan is one of the original members of the team at Lancaster Live Edge. Formerly, Nolan was the Marketing and Sales Manager at our company, and he also spent several hours a day building tables and custom furniture in our shop. Now, Nolan helps with our marketing initiatives. Prior to his time at Lancaster Live Edge, Nolan worked for years for his family’s custom home building company and has built everything from custom furniture to cabins to home additions.