Faux Live Edge Countertops

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.

Faux Live Edge Countertops
Faux Live Edge Countertops

Designs with Faux Live Edge Countertops

Tigerwood Faux Live Edge Countertop for Raised Kitchen Island Bar Seating
Tigerwood Faux Live Edge Countertop

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.

Walnut Faux Live Edge Counter designed for a long kitchen island end
Walnut Faux Live Edge Counter | Photography by Benjamin Hill Photography

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.

Walnut Faux Live Edge Counter Kitchen Island End
Walnut Faux Live Edge Counter |Photography by Randy Godeau of Bay Area Kitchens

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.

Walnut Faux Live Edge Wood Bar Top with Durata Waterproof Finish in Matte Sheen
Walnut Faux Live Edge Bar Top | Photography by Randy Godeau of Bay Area Kitchens

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.

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Live Edge Countertop in House Beautiful Magazine

A Grothouse Live Edge Countertop is featured in the September 2015 issue of House Beautiful magazine’s Kitchen of the Month. The kitchen was designed by Christopher Peacock for the 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House.

Live Edge Countertop in House Beautiful Magazine
Live Edge Countertop in House Beautiful Magazine

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.

Kitchen designed by Christopher Peacock featured in the September 2015 House Beautiful Magazine
Kitchen designed by Christopher Peacock featured in the September 2015 House Beautiful Magazine

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.

2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Kitchen designed by Christopher Peacock
2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Kitchen designed by Christopher Peacock

Details of the Live Edge Countertop in House Beautiful Magazine

Live Edge Countertop in House Beautiful Magazine
Live Edge Countertop designed by Christopher Peacock 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.