This is what had been on my mind up until about three weeks ago.
- Kickstarting my live-edge furniture career.
- Sourcing my lumber more locally. Oregon woodworkers should use Oregon lumber.
- I graduated college three years ago; I should no longer be sleeping on a futon mattress on the floor.
The bed above accomplished all three of these things and then some.
I will never be able to build this bed again. Why? Each piece of live-edge furniture can never be recreated. It’s beauty is achieved by incorporating wood’s natural edges into the work which can’t be mimicked by man and his fancy tools. A woodworkers, we can only forego the typical dimensioning of lumber, instead incorporating natural edges into a work. This style, brought to popularity by George Nakashima, adds a more lively aura than any squared up and symmetrical piece. What’s truly enjoyable as a carpenter is observing every piece of lumber and letting it decide where it fits into the furniture.
MORE LIVE-EDGE LOVE And GALLERY AFTER THE JUMP