Waney Edge Tables or Live Edge Tables are where a table edges are left in their natural form and shape; rather than cutting the edge straight.
It can be very difficult source the right wood that can been used for such a table top.
Here are a few examples of Waney Edge Tables we have been commissioned to make by our clients
Example of a Waney Edge Table
The image below shows a table with the natural edge of the tree trunk left in place. The knot is where a tree branch used to be. This is known as a Waney Edge or Live Edge
Waney Edge Table made from one single plank of Pippy Oak
When we found this slab in one of our suppliers yards, we just had to buy it as it was perfect for making a Waney Edge Table. The table top has no joins, the whole table top is made from a single piece of wood.
Here is the Pippy Oak plank when we started work on it. The Waney Edge Oak table dimensions are 2.95m long x 850mm to 900mm width x 50mm thick.
We recently sold the table to a client who chose to mount the table top on a metal base. This table is truly unique.
Waney Edge Table made from one single plank of Elm
This Waney Edge Elm table was commissioned several years ago. It is made from a magnificent slab of flamed English Elm.
The natural grain of Elm gives a stunning depth of colour; hence the name “Flamed English Elm”. You can also see where a large branch used to be.
Waney Edge Dining Table made from 3 boards of Oak
This Waney Edge Table is made from 3 boards from the same Oak Tree. We kept the waney edges from each side of the slab. By splitting the slab into 3 pieces, we were able to make a table to the exact width the client required.
You can also see that this table has a fairly straight waney edge. It really depends what the clients requirements are. We can source wood from various suppliers and can choose a slab that is suited to individual requirements.