The Lumber Shack: A Family Owned And Operated Live Edge Furniture Supplier

Live edge furniture: Build breathtaking live edge furniture

We not only provide reliable wood for your live edge furniture, but also handcraft the perfect live edge projects for your home. Choose from 100's of accurately pictured and described wood slabs for your live edge tables, desk tops, mantels, coffee tables, bar tops and more.

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A live edge furniture wood slab

A one-of-a-kind piece of live edge furniture starts here

Whether you are looking for a beautiful live edge coffee table using black walnut wood, a mesmerizing live edge dining table from natural edge oak, or even a solid wood bench made from ash wood, we have all kinds of incredible rustic solid wood furniture to choose from. In our furniture shop page you will find some of the most beautiful pieces of solid wood furniture on the market.

Our wide variety of logs, lumber, and selection of unfinished live edge slabs are brought to you from a combination of reclaimed wood, local harvest from our tree service crew, as well as a select mature tree harvested from Central Iowa timbers and groves.

We give you all the tools to create live edge furniture pieces, including table bases for custom table top projects. 

The wood slab inventory to create any live edge furniture project

We’re here to help you build beautiful live edge furniture. We have the largest online selection of live edge wood slabs. Browse our inventory to find a wood slab that fits your vision for a live edge furniture piece.

Get Inspired

Check out our Inspiration Gallery to see the amazing live edge furniture created by us and our wonderful customers. With photo galleries of coffee tables, sofa tables, river tables, end tables, and dining tables, you're sure to find inspiration for your next project!

If you see something you like and want to know how you can translate that into your project, Live Chat with one of our wood experts, call us at (515) 832-8733, or email our team at!

Inspiration GalleryA collage of several live edge furntiure pieces including a live edge table, desk tops and bar top
Gallery of great wood used for live edge furniture

We specialize in great wood for live edge furniture

We have developed our keen eye for spotting the most attractive solid wood furniture pieces through our many years of experience cutting natural and live edge slabs.

Our specialty is in creating exotic live edge furniture pieces that help give your living décor that extra niche piece that it needs to stand out. If you desire luxury and unqueness, then our live edge wood might be for you. Choose from our heavily demanded wood species that include, black walnut, spalted maple, oak and more. Tell your story by converting reclaimed wood slabs to beautiful live edge furniture.

Every live edge slab is one of a kind, which means if you wait on purchasing an item you like, it may not be there when you get back! Adding unique solid wood furniture to your decor is “in” and is starting to trend more and more. People desire unique live edge furniture because of its individual expression. The ability to say that the solid wood dining room table you own is one of a kind is a privilege well worth boasting about.

We upload hundreds of new products every week to keep up the high demand of original unique wood furniture items. If you are looking for solid wood furniture that speaks modestly and fits with contemporary design look into our spalted maple furniture items.

The bottom line is we house a large array of unique wood furniture to fit any home and any style.

Live edge furniture: An art and a science

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 highly figured softwoods such as soft maple, cottonwood and other salvaged wood species that would not be used in conventional wood working.

There are special challenges that only the top expert sawyers conquer successfully to produce great unique end cuts. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it themselves! We only have the best here at The Lumber Shack touching every single live edge slab and cutting it to fit your needs. The whole entire process of producing unique live edge wood furniture is truly an art and science. Some leave the natural holes and cracks in the wood while other artists fill them with resins.

Whether you are looking for extravagant wood furniture or something more modern, live and natural edge cuts are hands down the most gorgeous pieces of live edge furniture you will come across.

A coffee table made from our live edge furniture slabs

What is the Difference between Live Edge Furniture and Rustic Furniture?

Live edge is a mix of "Western" and rustic furniture styles. Originally it was categorized as rustic, but the two styles have many differences. Rustic furniture contains raw elements of the natural tree it came from like sticks, twigs, and bark from the lumber. Many companies, artists, and craftspeople make rustic furniture in different styles with a variety of historical and contemporary influences.

There are two basic types of rustic-furniture construction: bentwood (sticks are harvested fresh or steamed to make them supple, then bent into a variety of structures and decorative shapes) and twig work (sticks – straight, curved or forked – which are assembled into structures and decorative shapes within a structure). Sometimes both types are used in the same piece. Some rustic furniture makers use mortise and tenon construction; others simply nail or screw members together.

Now that you are educated about how to find beautiful unique wood furniture check out our selection of solid wood furniture items and pick out your favorite!

A Gallery of rustic and Live Edge Furniture

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Exceeding Customer Expectations

We provide the most client friendly virtual shopping experience along with a beautiful array of solid wood table top options for your residential or commercial project. The Lumber Shack is based in Iowa and has been shipping our Iowa harvested Live Edge Wood Products nationwide for over 13 years. We strive to get you what you ordered, exactly how you ordered it, every time.