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Salvaged Urban Tree Creates Amazing Live Edge Table

We salvaged a standing dead Oklahoma walnut tree back in 2014. The log was milled in 2015 and have been drying ever since. We are happy to say these slabs are properly dried and ready for use. This has been a somewhat challenging effort as we’ve gone to great lengths in order to properly stabilize these slabs. Let it be known, in order to have a proper mechanical fixation using bowties that it is critical the bowtie thickness is at least 50% of the surface thickness. So a 3″ thick table top, requires at least a 1.5″ thick bowtie. Many woodworkers don’t realize this and are providing false sense of security to their clients by making rather shallow bowties that […]

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A Guide to Basic Rustic Décor

There is nothing like rustic furniture and a basic rustic décor to set off a beach house, cabin, or city apartment that needs a little more warmth and coziness. While decorating your home in a rustic décor can be fun, there are a few points that you will want to remember before you begin your shopping. You should first think about the type of design you want, the type of rustic furniture, and the lighting, flooring, and accessories you are going to need. Read on below for a guide to decorating in rustic décor.

Styles of Rustic Décor

There are many different styles of rustic décor to choose from. Rustic décor can be incorporated into any space, whether it is a kitchen, […]

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How to Shop for Urban Furniture

You have finally moved out on your own and are about to start shopping for urban furniture. You have debated quite a bit and decided that you want to go with urban furniture over all of the other options on the market today. Below you will find some tips on how to search for the right urban furniture to complement your new home.

Set a Budget

The first thing you will want to do when searching for furniture is set your budget. There are many different brands of urban furniture on the market and none of it has the same price. Sit down and decide on the best budget for you and your home furnishing needs. Talk to your spouse or roommates […]

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Why is Custom Furniture The Way To Go? 

When it comes to the things in your home, you need to realize that what you have in your home is a reflection of your personality. That is why so many people are turning to custom furniture, in order to furnish their homes and display the unique personality that they have in the place that they live. Below you will find some reasons that custom furniture is the best way to go.

You get to Pick Your Own Style

When you decide to go with custom furniture, you can have it made in any style that you choose. The furniture that you design will be all about you, and no one else will have it. Choosing your own style ensures that the […]

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Key Dining Room Measurements for Interior Design

Consider style, function and furniture shapes and sizes to plan a dining space that will let you entertain with ease

What You Should Know about Live Edge Dining Table

Live edge furniture is quickly becoming one of the most popular design choices with home decorators and interior designers. It is furniture commonly crafted out of sustainable or salvaged timbers that retains the natural edge of the wood to bring an organic and natural atmosphere to your home or business. Artisans typically leave the wood in its organic form with organically flowing edges and cracks/knots intact. Live edge dining tables are gaining worldwide acceptance among customers as their design use can be highly versatile from a rustic style to a highly refined modern look.
Decorating Your Home with Live Edge Dining Table

Guess it is your first time to hear of live edge woodworking. In simple terms, they are furniture products that […]

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Reclaimed Wood Dining Table

Most people opt to buy things and furniture that are made of laminated woods and / or plastic because they are easy inexpensive to manufacturer and much less costly to purchase for the average homeowner.   Problem is, their construction materials and techniques to not typically lend themselves to a lifetime of use.   Cosmetically, they typically look nice from a distance but upon close inspection the craftsmanship or manufacturing techniques are often poor quality. If you are planning to buy furniture for your dining room, you might consider a custom reclaimed wood dining table that will serve as a centerpiece and conversational piece in your home.

The Advantages of Buying Reclaimed Wood Dining Table
A reclaimed wood dining table is a practical option […]

The Versatility of Live Edge Wood

There is no other furniture product that can transform your home into a lovely place for winding up. The beauty of wood furniture is long lasting compared to factory manufactured furniture. Celebrity homes are adorned with live edge wood pieces from knick knacks to the coffee table. They look so natural and their simplicity is awesome. Tiny homes, which are popular nowadays, look more attractive if they are added with furniture and cabinets made of this wood type.

Reasons to Decorate Your Home with Live Edge Wood
Meticulous homemakers would rather look for home furnishings that are authentic and uniquely designed to make their home look elegant. The answer to every homemaker’s decorating woes is none other than live edge wood furniture. […]

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The Perfect Way to Decorate Your Home Organically w/ Natural Edge Wood Slabs

There are numerous ways to the lumber from trees are put to use.  Unfortunately, the great majority of diseased or hazard prone trees are mulched, used as pulp, left to rot or even burned.   Our focus in sustainability and re-purposing this timber to create art forms for your home or business.     Why let nature’s art go to waste?   Live edge slabs are great for woodworking, woodcraft and DIY uses.  Wood slabs are longitudinal slices typically cut from wide diameter tree trunks.   Once refined into various furniture forms, they make perfect decorating companions to showcase your decorative pieces.   We’ve even seen them used a stand alone art pieces against the wall.  All it takes is […]

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Live Edge Table: Fall in Love with Live Edge Tables

Enliven your home with a do-it-yourself project is cost saving if you know how the basic steps in creating a stylish live edge table. More homemakers are learning carpentry by reading books or search online on how to do it without the help of their spouses.    Or simply contact Refined Elements for wonderfully crafted finished products.  You will fall in love with the stunning result and everyone will truly appreciate the natural beauty of our slabs & finished pieces. Coffee table, dining table and conference table look stunning with an old or wood table leg or you may buy stainless table legs.

Advantages of Using Live Edge Table
Tables made of live edge wood are great for your dining room, living […]

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