Live Edge Designs

At Earthy Timber, we are true live edge designers, making the most of what nature gives us to create works of art, custom wooden surfaces for your home or office.

We specialise in modern, sophisticated earthy edge designs, offering  high quality, stylish pieces that capture nature at its ultimate best – beautiful, bespoke timber surfaces up to six metres long, two metres wide and as thick as as you desire.  These are substantial pieces of furniture to give you pleasure for years to come.

Nature offers us unpredictable, arbitrary beauty. In an organised, busy world, its lack of regular shapes, patterns and colours appeals to our senses at a basic, elementary level. Relief against uniformity and sameness. No plant, leaf or flower is ever the same. No tree is a duplicate of another, no wooden plank is a copy of its neighbouring slab, even if taken from the same tree.

When commissioning a piece from us, for impact and aesthetics, you may wish to ask us to preserve its live edges

What is a Live Edge?

In the world of wood, “live edge” refers to the process of using timber where its form and shape is left untouched on at least one side. Sometimes referred to as “natural”, “raw” or “waney” edge, your premium quality wooden top can be made with its gentle, curved or random edges expertly preserved.

Earthy Timber uses specialist techniques to preserve the edge of each unique wooden slab.

We treat pieces individually, working carefully with the natural direction of the wood, creating a beautiful, subtle frame for your custom dining table every bit as striking as the overall surface itself.

The colour and texture of the edge will also be preserved, to contrast and complement the whole.

We understand practicality, however. If you wish us to preserve its raw edge, its natural shape will still be within a “sensible” dimension, enabling your family and friends to sit around it with comfort and ease.

To bring out the best aspects of a particular wooden plank, we may effect a part live-part squared technique on the same edge of the slab.  This is a truly striking look that maximises two high end procedures for rustic, yet ultra-modern contrast and style.

Unique All-In-One Service

Earthy Timber’s on-site vacuum kiln drying process enables us to stand apart in this specialist field.

Not only do we create and design each piece, we vacuum kiln dry our wooden planks to below 10% of moisture content. This process results in wood that is entirely stable and robust and which will last for generations to come. Your children’s children will enjoy pieces from Earthy Timber in the same way that you do.

We would be happy to discuss your requirements at a pre-arranged appointment.  Please contact us via our contact form.

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