Organic Natural Amazing benefits: 50 Live-Edge Dining Dining tables that Whoa!


Design and décor revolution in the last few years has been all about ‘green’. This is not just about cool DIY projects that help in upcycling and recycling, but also pertains to furniture that ushers in a more organic, natural and sustainable vibe. If there is one particular piece that epitomizes this trend then it is undoubtedly the live-edge table. Natural-edge tables are great centerpieces that immediately draw your attention and give the modern interior a more soothing and natural aura. And heading the pack in this section is the unique and exclusive live-edge dining table.


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Live-edge dining tables bring along with them a variety of advantages that range from design versatility to an ability to adapt to diverse spaces. They look equally at home in a wide range of dining rooms and of course, you can always be proud of the fact that no one else on the planet has a similar dining table! If you are someone like Phoebe Buffay and hate the mundane appeal of the ‘factory made’ dining tables, then you will surely fall in love with live-edge furniture. Check out these 50 awesome live-edge dining table inspirations, if you need more convincing –

Live-Edge Table for Modern Dining Rooms


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Glass and stone walls coupled with live edge dining table offer ample textural contrast [From: Pearson Design Group]

Glass doors open up the dining room to the patio and view outside [Design: ibi designs]

Gray dining room with mirrored wall and live edge dining table [Design: Lucy and Company]

Contemporary dining room with live edge dining table [From: Domiteaux + Baggett Architects / Chuck Smith Photography]

Custom live edge table gives the dining room a unique spatial dimension

Kitchen and dining room combine to create a cozy family zone

Gorgeous use of color in the modern dining room with midcentury appeal

Live edge table gives the dining space a unique identity in the open plan living

Breezy dining space opens up to the view outside

Live-edge furniture and surfaces work in a diverse range of situations and in different rooms across the home, but we firmly stick to the dining space today. Natural-edge dining tables in the modern dining room do not seem out of place at all and all you need to do is find the right balance to create a fusion of textures and finishes. With open plan living becoming the norm, a live-edge dining table can anchor the dining space, give it a distinct identity the separates from the rest of the interior without actually having to resort to rugs, false ceiling or half-walls.


Custom live edge table gives the dining room a unique spatial dimension [Design: Justrich Design]

Custom live edge table gives the dining room a unique spatial dimension [Design: Justrich Design]

Gorgeous use of color in the modern dining room with midcentury appeal [Design: Chloe Warner / Photography: Matthew Millman]

Gorgeous use of color in the modern dining room with midcentury appeal [Design: Chloe Warner / Photography: Matthew Millman]

Kitchen and dining room combine to create a cozy family zone [Design: Mighty House Construction]

Kitchen and dining room combine to create a cozy family zone [Design: Mighty House Construction]

Live edge table gives the dining space a unique identity in the open plan living [Design: McClean Design]

Live edge table gives the dining space a unique identity in the open plan living [Design: McClean Design]

Breezy dining space opens up to the view outside [From: Prentiss Balance Wickline Architects / Alex Hayden Photography]

Breezy dining space opens up to the view outside [From: Prentiss Balance Wickline Architects / Alex Hayden Photography]

A Diverse Array of Styles


One of a kind live edge table brings uniqueness and natural elegance to the dining room

Elegant kitchen and dining room rolled into one

Exquisite design of live edge tables allows you to give the dining room a unique dimension

Midcentury modern dining room taps into the raw beauty of a live edge table

Let the hand-crafted live-edge table become the showstopper of your dining room

Double height dining room of the cabin retreat with natural edge dining table [Design: DeForest Architects]

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Nifty dining space makes most of the vertical space available [From: Haven / Tres Photography]

Organic vibe of the live edge dining table enhances the rustic style of this home [Design: WA Design Architects]

Custom window seat with built-in storage and live edge table for the Mediterranean dining room [Design: Toro-Lombardo Design Build]

Do not fret about the style of your dining room too much when you are shopping for or custom ordering a live-edge table. While simple things like choosing a table with light, even grain of wood for modern interiors while opting for tables crafted from darker tones of wood for rustic and Mediterranean rooms helps, it is not an absolute must. Try to find balance in the rest of the room by opting for chairs, a credenza or even the rug and pendant fixture that show the live-edge table in the best light. You will be surprised at how well these tables blend in with styles ranging from industrial, shabby chic and Bohemian to minimal and transitional!


One of a kind live edge table brings uniqueness and natural elegance to the dining room [Design: ReruchaStudio]

One of a kind live edge table brings uniqueness and natural elegance to the dining room [Design: ReruchaStudio]

Midcentury modern dining room taps into the raw beauty of a live edge table [Design: Giulietti Schouten Architects]

Midcentury modern dining room taps into the raw beauty of a live edge table [Design: Giulietti Schouten Architects]

Let the hand-crafted live-edge table become the showstopper of your dining room [Design: Becker Studios]

Let the hand-crafted live-edge table become the showstopper of your dining room [Design: Becker Studios]

Exquisite design of live edge tables allows you to give the dining room a unique dimension [From: Dwyer Design / Caitlin Atkinson Photography]

Exquisite design of live edge tables allows you to give the dining room a unique dimension [From: Dwyer Design / Caitlin Atkinson Photography]

Elegant kitchen and dining room rolled into one [From: Jessica Helgerson Interior Design]

Elegant kitchen and dining room rolled into one [From: Jessica Helgerson Interior Design]

Matching Décor


Aquariums used as an artistic addition to the modern dining room with live edge table

Dining table bench with natural wooden surface complements the dining table in a fun fashion

Let the smart live edge dining table anchor your cheerful dining room

Live edge bench and dining table paired with colorful red chairs

Rug adds warmth and color to the dining room

Stunning side table complements the live edge dining table perfectly [Design: Axial to Terminal]

Rustic modern dining room with fabulous view of city skyline and a live edge table [Design: Gary Finley]

Raw wooden and live edge decor gives the contemporary dining space a traditional vibe [From: Charles Cunniffe Architects / James Ray Spahn]

Lovely live edge dining table for the spacious rustic dining room [Design: Sticks and Stones Design Group / Lipsett photography group]

Lighting steals the show in this dining room [Design: Smith & Ragsdale Kitchen Design]

Putting together a dining room with live-edge table is much more about the rest of the room than the table itself. A top quality natural-edge table with beautiful finish will most likely be an expensive purchase (even if you buy it from your local craftsman), but it is well worth the money spent. There are always cheaper alternatives around, but we suggest you buy the best table you can afford as this will help you reduce costs in the long run. Adding a small natural-edge bench crafted from the same wood as the table, a beautiful credenza or buffet in a different wooden finish or even just a small side table in the corner can give the room a more curated look.


Aquariums used as an artistic addition to the modern dining room with live edge table [Design: Décor Aid]

Aquariums used as an artistic addition to the modern dining room with live edge table [Design: Décor Aid]

Dining table bench with natural wooden surface complements the dining table in a fun fashion [Design: Dawson & Clinton]

Dining table bench with natural wooden surface complements the dining table in a fun fashion [Design: Dawson & Clinton]

Let the smart live edge dining table anchor your cheerful dining room [Design: Breeze Giannasio Interiors]

Let the smart live edge dining table anchor your cheerful dining room [Design: Breeze Giannasio Interiors]

Live edge bench and dining table paired with colorful red chairs [Design: Deep River Partners]

Live edge bench and dining table paired with colorful red chairs [Design: Deep River Partners]

Rug adds warmth and color to the dining room [Design: Room & Board]

Rug adds warmth and color to the dining room [Design: Room & Board]

Chairs for the Live-Edge Dining Table


Industrial modern dining room with live edge table and bench

Live edge table brings an eclectic and natural vibe to the dining room of this New York home

Panton cone chairs and striking metallic pendants coupled with live edge table

A glossy finish gives the dining table a more modern sheen

Iconic Eames Molded Plastic Chairs coupled with live edge table in the dining room

Corner banquette dining with comfortable seating and a live edge table [Design: Tamara Hubinsky Interiors]

Eclectic dining room with a woodsy cabin vibe and a natural edge table [Design: Slifer Designs]

Square live edge dining tables are far less common than their sleeker counterparts [From: Locati Architects / Gibeon Photography]

Al fresco dining on the cotemporary outdoor deck [Design: Arterra Landscape Architects]

Awesome 24 foot suar slab dining table creates a marvelous indoor and outdoor dining space [Design: Matrix Design]

If you love a live-edge dining table, then the hardest choice past deciding the style of the dining space would definitely be the chairs that go with your new woodsy masterpiece. Once again, the wide variety of chairs, benches, loveseats and banquette benches coupled with vibrant, natural-edge tables on display today should convince you of the versatility of this dashing table. Lovers of midcentury design can opt for chairs like the classic Eames molded plastic chair, the Wishbone chair or even the extravagant Panton Cone chair! Whether you are a fan of acrylic chairs from Philippe Starck or love one of those iconic chairs from the 30’s, the live-edge table accommodates all!


Iconic Eames Molded Plastic Chairs coupled with live edge table in the dining room [Design: Jackson Design and Remodeling]

Iconic Eames Molded Plastic Chairs coupled with live edge table in the dining room [Design: Jackson Design and Remodeling]

Industrial modern dining room with live edge table and bench [Design: Carriage Lane Design-Build / Stephani Buchman Photography]

Industrial modern dining room with live edge table and bench [Design: Carriage Lane Design-Build / Stephani Buchman Photography]

Live edge table brings an eclectic and natural vibe to the dining room of this New York home [Design: Meridith Baer Home]

Live edge table brings an eclectic and natural vibe to the dining room of this New York home [Design: Meridith Baer Home]

Panton cone chairs and striking metallic pendants coupled with live edge table [Design: Tori Golub Interior Design]

Panton cone chairs and striking metallic pendants coupled with live edge table [Design: Tori Golub Interior Design]

A glossy finish gives the dining table a more modern sheen [From: Morse Constructions / Elza B. Design / Eric Roth Photography]

A glossy finish gives the dining table a more modern sheen [From: Morse Constructions / Elza B. Design / Eric Roth Photography]

Lighting it Right!


Cascading chandelier coupled with live edge table in the dining room

Scandinavian style dining room with a live edge table

Serge Mouille lighting and live edge dining table with metallic base for the rustic dining room

Modern Mediterranean dining room with globe metallic pendants

Give your contemporary dining room a live edge dining table that brings raw elegance

Create your own live edge dining table that is cost effective and stylish [From: Masa Studio Architects]

Dining room with an ocean view, cascading chandelier and a live edge dining table [Design: One World Home Furnishings]

Small live edge redwood dining table [From: Kimball Starr Interior Design]

Combine the live edge dining table with striking, colorful chairs [Design: Lorissa Kimm Architect]

Smart transitional dining room in white [Design: Meridith Baer Home]

Lighting the dining room right is not just about the live-edge table alone. It is a part of the grander scheme of things that you always need to consider irrespective of the table you choose. But in case of the natural-edge table, lighting needs to be even more precise and what you need is a fabulous blend of ambient and focused lighting. Recessed lights coupled with smart pendants or dazzling cascading chandeliers often get the job done and make sure that the table becomes the undoubted showstopper of your dining space.


Cascading chandelier coupled with live edge table in the dining room [Design: Gordon Gibson Construction]

Cascading chandelier coupled with live edge table in the dining room [Design: Gordon Gibson Construction]

Modern Mediterranean dining room with globe metallic pendants [Design: Architectural Alliance]

Modern Mediterranean dining room with globe metallic pendants [Design: Architectural Alliance]

Scandinavian style dining room with a live edge table [Design: Laux Interiors Berlin]

Scandinavian style dining room with a live edge table [Design: Laux Interiors Berlin]

Serge Mouille lighting and live edge dining table with metallic base for the rustic dining room [Design: CTA Group]

Serge Mouille lighting and live edge dining table with metallic base for the rustic dining room [Design: CTA Group]

Give your contemporary dining room a live edge dining table that brings raw elegance [Design: Bruce Palmer Coastal Design]

Give your contemporary dining room a live edge dining table that brings raw elegance [Design: Bruce Palmer Coastal Design]

If you wish to give your dining room a trendy makeover and a lasting facelift, then the live-edge table is definitely the right choice. In a world filled with glossy, polished and repetitive, manmade elements, it offers a pleasant change… A change that leaves you mesmerized!

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