Shop Techniques Live Edge Material Is As Unique As The Tree From Which It Grew It Remembers And Honours Its Past Learn A Few Things About How To Work With This Unique Type Of Material So You Can Incorporate It Into Your Next Project
Shop techniques live edge material is as unique as the tree from which it grew it remembers and honours its past learn a few things about how to work with this unique type of material so you can incorporate it into your next project is post about Magazine bookmarked by kenneth with ID 12426992510 was uploaded on 31-03-2019 and has been viewed 404,588 times.
Learn to Work With Live-Edge Wood Photos by Chris Wong Live-edge material is recognized by its irregular edges that were formerly the outside skin of the tree.When a tree is milled, the beauty of the heart and sapwood is exposed.
Saving the bark edge captures the full story of the tree.I consider material that shadows the outside edge of the tree, but without the bark, to be live edge as well.In these cases, the heartwood and sapwood are maintained, but the outer and inner bark and cambium layers are removed.
Where to get itJust because wood grows with live edges doesn't mean it's easy to find.Most lumberyards carry only lumber with trimmed edges; uncut live (or waney) edges are considered defects.This is because, for most woodworkers, the irregular edge represents an element of rawness that is undesirable and requires additional time and effort to remove.
If you work with a sawyer, getting live-edge material could be as easy as asking for it.Otherwise, track down a specialty wood supplier or order it online.If you don't require large pieces, or just want to get a feel for working with live edges, another option is to mill your own from small...