American Made Series: Live-Edge Wood Tables


We can’t take our eyes off this handmade live-edge table by John Rush, an artisan in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. (He also happens to be an exotic mushroom farmer!) Each table is made from a single slab of wood found nearby, sometimes on the very land where John grows his crops. For this table, John used a 24-foot by 60-inch piece of cherry wood.

“Now, I find that the perfection in my work is in the imperfection of my medium,” John says. “It is about looking at what is unique to the piece of wood and highlighting that beauty within the sculpture.”

John makes his tables exclusively for furniture shop Studio 882 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. The owners, Chad and Katie, fell in love with a dining table John fashioned for his wife and had to have one for the store. On a visit to John’s farm, they handpicked the wood slab for the table you see above. It’s for sale as we speak! (Price is available upon request.) If you’re in the market for a table of a specific length, John also does custom orders. Time to go shopping!

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