Faux live edge countertops are artisan crafted with meticulous care to look very similar to a true live edge slab. The faux live edge detailing replicates wood’s natural contours. Given its handmade and hand-finished nature, each countertop is unique and no two are exactly alike.
Designs with Faux Live Edge Countertops
A Tigerwood countertop was designed by Brooke Eversoll CKBD for S & W Kitchens Inc. featuring a faux live edge along the front. The faux live edge draws attention and visual interest, creating a gathering spot for family and friends.
Scott Haig, CKD and Co-Designer Randy Godeau of Bay Area Kitchens designed this kitchen to feature two Walnut countertops with faux live edges. One countertop was designed for the end of the kitchen island.
The faux live edge runs along an arc, serving as an astonishing finishing point to this long kitchen island end. It also serves as a place to display décor, food and beverages for entertaining and more.
The second countertop is at the other end of the kitchen island, which was designed for a raised bar seating area. The faux live edge was designed for the edge facing the guests seated at the bar. Both ends of this island are complete with faux live edge countertops, creating an extraordinary balance in this uniquely shaped kitchen.
The two page spread in House Beautiful talks about the details of the kitchen. The live edge countertop is marked as number 3 titled ‘Raw Wood’. Peacock said, “An island can look like a monolithic block unless you do something to make it interesting.” The spread can be seen below.
Christopher Peacock used the Kips Bay Show House to experiment with color and texture. The kitchen includes espresso Lambourne cabinetry with English Wych Elm drawer fronts custom crafted by Grothouse from left over pieces of the live edge counter.
Details of the Live Edge Countertop in House Beautiful Magazine
The kitchen featured a Live Edge slab of English Wych Elm custom crafted by Grothouse. The live edge countertop spills over the center island as an extension of the Silestone countertop.
Live Edge Countertops embrace nature with their unique organic shape and characteristics. Live edge refers to the bark side of a piece of lumber. Christopher Peacock used the Live Edge Countertop as a reminder of the garden outside.
The countertop measures to be approximately 40 inches x 45-3/4 inches. It includes a 12 inch Round Routed-in Bowl. The countertop is sealed with our exclusive Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish in Matte sheen.
To learn more about this kitchen design pick up a copy of the September 2015 issue of House Beautiful Magazine! More information about the live edge countertop can be found on our website.