Live edge table creation: How they do it. (Video)
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Live edge or natural edge is a style of furniture where the carpenter incorporates the natural edge of the wood into the design of the piece. Live edge furniture often incorporates gnarly wood, such as Alligator Juniper, mesquite and salvaged wood that could not be used in conventional woodworking. There are special challenges involved in working with this type of wood, and several methods for live edge have developed. Some leave the natural holes and cracks in the wood while other artist fill them with resins.
The first step in creating live edge furniture is to cut your log. Here is the first cut with an Alaskan sawmill that all other cuts are based on.