Living edge dining tables are considered more environmentally friendly because more of the wood is used.
I always thought that we were never lucky enough in the UK to come across large slabs of timber that could rival timbers available in the states, however over the years I have been lucky enough to come across some stunning large pieces .
Is Living Edge Expensive?
The main factor that determines price on a live edge table is how the top is made and the type of timber used. A solid slab top (one piece of wood) has to come from a single, very large tree. The top is cross-sawn from a single whole trunk.
Obviously, rarity is a factor here. A standard dining table is 36-40″ wide. If you picture the tree that’s 40″ wide, and tall and straight enough from which to cut a large, flat top, and you can start to see why solid slab tops are difficult to come by, much less produce en masse, Obviously, there’s a huge range depending on table size, choice of stand or legs, but a standard solid slab live edge dining table is usually between £1750.00 and £2250.00.
LIVING EDGE DINING TABLES
Live edge solid slabs require significant amounts of work done by hand, they have to be hand planned to make them flat as they are to large to fit through a machine planner.
They are then belt sanded and finally graded using an orbital sander until you have a smooth surface, a resin can be used which can vary in colour, filling a small knot to a large hole making irregularities a feature, all these processes are time consuming.
Living edge dining tables.
If you have considered something extraordinary, whether it be a table the full size of the slab or just part, then this would be for you, For enquires contact us to discuss your options.