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Live Edge River Tables: Create an eye-catching wood slab table

You have the creativity to create an eye-catching live edge river table. We have a massive inventory of wood slabs to match your vision.

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Live Edge River Table Slabs Ready For Your Project

Taking the interior design world by storm is the gorgeous and unique live edge river table. First made popular by furniture maker Greg Klassen, the River Table is inspired by natural landscapes and topography. The name of the piece comes from the idea that it looks as though a river is flowing through two natural pieces of wood that resemble river banks. These tables are commonly used indoors and constructed from natural wood, typically live edge slabs, and either glass or resin running through the middle, connecting the two slabs of wood. Each Live Edge River Table is unique and portrays a different story about the beauty in nature. If you’re looking for the perfect statement piece for your home, a Live Edge River Table is an excellent choice. 

At The Lumber Shack, we are a supplier of kiln dried and heat sterilized Live Edge slabs and bookmatched pieces that are ready for you to select in order to create the Live Edge Table River Table you have been dreaming of. We also have options for wood and metal table bases to complete your project.

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These handmade, custom tables add an element of class and beauty that can’t be matched.

Where to buy wood for an epoxy river table?

If you have the creative desire to design and create your own River Table, you can start by browsing our vast online inventory of River Table Top Wood Slabs and Sets. We carry a wide variety of unique wood slabs for you to make the perfect one-of-a-kind-piece.

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Our current inventory stocks a wide range of different wood species for live edge river tables including:



•Many Others

We stock a wide variety of lengths and widths to suit your project needs. With our large inventory, we also offer a range of price points to accommodate different budgets. Our goal is to always provide you with the most truly unique River Table Top Set options for your projects.

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Common Uses for Live Edge River Table

River Tables can be made in any style, shape or size you wish. Common uses for River Tables are live edge dining tables, coffee tables, and even conference tables for a luxury office feel. Epoxy resin is a popular choice for DIY River Table projects. The contrast of the hardwood and the glossy resin creates a beautiful effect. These striking pieces are great for both casual and formal settings and will fit in many different layouts. A resin River Table can bring a fresh perspective to any room.

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How To Make Your Own Live Edge River Table

You can make your own river table at home with the right live edge slabs and a good set of tools. You can browse our online inventory and select the live edge slabs that you desire for your piece. Our inventory is updated as quickly as we sell an item, so you should never worry that the pieces you want to purchase are sold out.

Step One:

Flatten Your River Table Slab

The first step in making your own River Table is to flatten your Live Edge slab and cut in half. If you have purchased one of our convenient River Table top sets this work is already done for you. If you are purchasing one large slab, you will need to take this step using a circular saw. Take the two halves and flatten them with a planer or router jig. Next, you will need to square the ends on at the miter saw.

Black walnut slab coffee table
Black walnut slab coffee table

Step Two:

Make a Template for Your Resin

This step requires making a template for your glass resin piece. An effective method for doing this is to use a piece of cardboard to outline the shape you want to create. You can cut out the pattern using a razor knife and match up the edges of your slab. You can also elect to have your glass piece cut by a local company if you are unable to do it yourself. However, it can be costly if you make a mistake while attempting to cut your glass. You might save yourself money by having it done professionally. All the edges of the class should be sanded down. A pretty blue-plate glass would make for a gorgeous stream on your River Table.

Step Three:

Route the Inside of Your River Table Slab

After you have your glass piece cut it’s now time to route the inside area of your slabs where you will place the glass. You’ll want to make sure your slab pieces and glass are clamped down while you route out the live edge slabs using your glass as the template. Your router should be right up against your glass piece to match with the edge exactly. You’ll need to cut your inset on both sides and remove any excess wood. You can freehand this part but be careful to stay away from the line. Your glass should fit in perfectly. You can use sandpaper and a card scraper to clean off any marks.

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Black walnut slab coffee table

Step Four:

Remove Bark

Remove any loose bark from your Live Edge slab. You can shape your edge using a chisel and refine with a sander. Your glass should be flush with the wood.

Step Five:

Sand the Wood Slab

Sand your slab completely, eliminating any marks from tools. A drum sander does an expert job.

Black walnut slab coffee table
Black walnut slab coffee table

Step Six:

Fill Holes

Next you will fill in any holes or cracks in the wood with epoxy resin. This creates a clear filling.

Now it’s time to make your table legs. These next steps will be determined by the type of table you want to create and the size you want. You’ll use additional lumber to make your legs the correct size, sand them and assemble them using the joinery of your choice. These steps are similar to what you would do when creating any other table. Finally, you will sand and finish your table. Minwax Wipe-On Poly is a popular finish that many table markers choose. It is easy to apply and can be done with a cotton rag. This finish will need to dry for a couple of hours before the step is repeated. When all your pieces have been finished and dried, you can assemble your table.

Wherever you choose to display your handcrafted River Table, it will shine like the work of art it is. Take a look at The Lumber Shack’s unique inventory of Live Edge slabs to choose the pieces that appeal most to you and get started making your River Table today.

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Create Any Table with Wood Slabs

We have the inventory to match your vision for the perfect wood slab table. All slabs are carefully selected by our experts and meet strict quality standards.

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.