At Maryland Wood Countertops, we believe that sometimes the simplest style option can be the most dramatic. That said, dramatic can also be functional. If you feel the same way, you’ll love live edge slabs. They look stunning in rustic, traditional and modern homes.
Defining Live Edge Slabs
A slab is a cut of wood the full width of a tree. A live edge slab has one natural edge that’s irregular and may have remnants of bark. A single slab is a full slice out of a tree that has a natural edge all the way around.
Bookmatch slabs are two halves of a single slab joined together. Joining two matching slabs gives the surface additional visual interest because it resembles an open book.
How We Use Live Edge Slabs
Slabs are typically smaller than a kitchen island top. Our clients request slabs for:
- Bar tops
- Coffee tables
- Bridge tables
- Floating mantels
- Accent tables
Live edge wood provides primitive accents for rustic homes and vacation cabins. It also adds the natural beauty of wood to modern homes without overwhelming your clean architectural lines.
If you need a small bar top with old-fashioned style, a slab is perfect. We finish bar top slabs with waterproof Waterlox® to meet your bar needs. To see a beautifully finished live edge slab, check out this walnut live edge bar top. When you view this piece, you can also see how we join two halves of a slab.
Coffee tables are important for their functionality and welcoming decor. A slab coffee table centers your living room and becomes a decorative element all by itself.
Slabs make great tops for card tables and pub tables. Successful entertaining is largely dependent on atmosphere. Your live edge table top will impress your friends and provide a conversation starter.
Accent tables are great ways to start living with natural slabs. You may also be interested in oak burl accent tables.
Slab Architectural Elements
Does your built-in fireplace seem to lack something important? You need a modern mantel. A live edge floating mantel perfectly combines traditional and modern style and looks great without any clutter.
If you want to display photos and art without bulky furnishings, you’ll love live edge slab shelving. Live edge shelving is the trendy new way to organize and display your books.
Live edge slabs are an excellent way to add character to your home. To learn what our designers can do for you, call Maryland Wood Countertops today at 443-840-7373.