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Creative Ways to Showcase the Natural Beauty of Live Edge Wood Slabs


Showcasing this natural beauty is what live edge, wood slab projects are all about. This style of woodworking is unique and organic. At Keim, we’re here to help you find the perfect wood slab to make your project truly one-of-a-kind. 

Our knowledgeable and friendly sales staff at Keim are happy to share their knowledge and show you around our Woodshed. There you’ll find more than 140 species of wood. We will listen and assist you in building any project you can imagine. In order to get the creative juices flowing, here’s a collection of ways you can showcase wood slabs in your home.

Unparalleled Countertops and Islands

Wood slabs make incredible countertops and island tops. There is no bigger statement for wood slabs in your home than in your kitchen. This multi-functional, heart of the home will ensure your wood slab is the essence of your everyday lives. Durable, yet soft on the hands, the unique imperfections of live edge, wood countertops add instant charm and class to a modern kitchen. 

A Small But Impactful Way To Use Wood Slabs

Sometimes wood slabs come with sentiment or a particular meaning. For instance, it can be crafted from a tree that grew throughout the years of your life. Recall those memories with a lovely cutting board or shelving unit built just for you. 

Live Edge Wood Slab Table

Dine-in Elegance with Wood Slab 

Imagine a long, farmhouse-style, live edge dining table ready to take on all that life brings. From big traditional holiday meals to family dinners, a table of this kind is attractive and inviting to sit around. With a natural edge, each seating is a bit different. Entertaining or every day, a wood slab dining table is raw and stylish. 

A Pots and Pans Rack that Says Style

If you already love your countertops, hang a live edge pots and pans rack above for a functional and dramatic use of a wood slab. This sturdy style will be around for a lifetime, allowing you to simply enjoy the warmth and life it brings to your kitchen space.

Live Edge Wood Slab Side Table
Warm Up Your Living Room with a Wood Slab Coffee Table

For a warm way to brighten your living room, look no further than a coffee table made from a live edge, wood slab or table base. These incredible pieces of art will help you relax and enjoy sitting down for some renewal time. The individual wood rings tell a story of the tree's life as they become a part of yours.

Appreciate Working From Home with a Wood Slab Desk

We all know there are tons of benefits that come with working from home, owning your own business, or being your own boss. But, what if you add the pleasure of sitting at a stunning live edge slab desk every day? You can take extra enjoyment that you made it yourself. Being on the job doesn’t have to be a burden when your desk is a place of inspiration. 

Wood Slab Mantels Make a Bold Traditional Statement  

One of the most stunning ways to feature a wood slab is above the fireplace. As the center of a living space you won’t be able to take your eyes off your gorgeous strong mantle. Mantle places are a traditional feature to illustrate your style, a signature of your home. Let it begin with the wood itself.  

Sleep Beneath a Bit of Nature

The living room isn’t the only place to enjoy the look of the forest right inside your home. Wood slabs can also be used to craft a completely unique headboard for your bed, bringing nature right into your most relaxing space. If you’re looking to turn your bedroom into a sanctuary, this is a beautiful way to do just that. 

A Million and One Ways to Use Live Edge Slab

We only named a few, but the opportunities to showcase wood slabs in your home are endless. We’ve seen wood slabs used as headboards, sliding doors, charcuterie boards and more.  If you can dream it, we will help make it happen at Keim. For more inspiration, visit our online store for specialty wood, or better yet, come on down to Keim Home Center and see why so many people love the Keim Experience. 

A great time to visit is May 16th-21st. We will be celebrating craftsmanship during our Customer Appreciation Day Sale, with discounts in the Woodshed and the Tool Department. Share your love for everything wood with us and get new ideas from our woodworking demonstrations throughout that whole week. Then, come back with your young woodworkers for our Junior Craftsman Activity on June 4th. Registration for the junior craftsman class is limited so sign up today. 

Located on 50 acres in the rolling hills of Holmes County, Keim is the destination and trusted source for your home, building, and woodworking needs. Founded in 1911, our fourth-generation family business is dedicated to caring for your project like we care for our own.