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Frequently Asked Questions

What is live edge furniture?

Countryside Amish Furniture offers a growing number of pieces in trendy live edge. This furniture style works well within the "bring the outdoors in" theme that is gaining popularity in interior design. Here we attempt to answer the frequently asked questions related to this unique and beautiful edge type.

What is live edge?

Live Edge describes the shape of the edge of the table top, shelf, or desk top in question. As pictured below, you can see that the bark is carefully removed from the lumber without disrupting the natural appearance of the edge. Our furniture built with live edge wood is custom hand stained and coated with a catalyzed conversion varnish just like all of our other furniture. Rustic characteristics of the wood remain and knots are filled to avoid an uneven surface, but remain visible. The raw beauty of the hardwood is maintained.

Pictured above: Estevan Live Edge Occasional Tables

When did Countryside introduce live edge?

Countryside debuted our Bradgate Park Home Office Set, pictured below, in Spring 2015 and new items are being added to this extremely popular line daily.

Pictured above: Rustic Ritz Live Edge Console Table

Where can I use live edge furniture?

Our live edge offerings include desks, bookshelves, dining tables, pub tables, benches, chairs, etc. Shop our gallery of live edge and rustic dining furniture to create a one of a kind collection. In addition, add live edge pieces to your bedroom, living room, and home or executive office.

Pictured above: Arapaho Pass Live Edge Dining Set

Why is live edge popular?

Live edge furniture is completely original by definition. No two pieces of live edge furniture can ever be exactly alike. Further, live edge combines the rustic appeal of solid wood furniture with the refined appearance of upmarket design. Your live edge furniture from Countryside will have the same heirloom life expectancy of all our other furniture. It is, of course, solid wood and Amish handmade.

Pictured above: Adele Live Edge Chair

How is Countryside's live edge unique?

Our live edge furniture is available in three rustic, domestic, responsibly harvested hardwoods: Rustic Maple, Rustic Cherry, and Rustic Walnut. Although there are "bark on" varieties, at this point Countryside is offering "bark off" live edge to ensure longevity and the pristine appearance our family of customers has come to expect.

Pictured above: Cedric Live Edge Bedroom Set