Handmade Live Edge Wood Furniture Custom Built Just the Way You Want – Delivery and Assembly Available in Northeast Ohio
The craftsmen at the Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture company are valued for their creativity and expertise in designing and building handcrafted, made-to-order, custom live edge furniture and live edge countertops. This primitive style of furniture showcases the natural edge of the wood and/or bark of the original tree, as well as the beautiful wood grains and colors that are highlighted and enhanced by our special planing techniques and discriminating eye for the ideal stain. Live Edge has truly become a very popular style of furniture in homes and businesses throughout Northeast Ohio, including Chagrin Falls, Cleveland, Solon, Beachwood, Westlake, and Cuyahoga, Geauga, Portage and Summit Counties. Handmade custom live edge wood furniture, live edge countertops, live edge table tops, live edge bar tops and live edge kitchen islands are for sale at CVCF.
How to Get Started
There are several ways you can learn more about our made-to-order live edge furniture:
While most of our live edge furniture is classified as “Western” or rustic, we also make contemporary or modern design styles because of the types of legs and bases we use – all custom designed and wrought by our skilled metal maker. Every piece we make is truly one-of-a-kind – you will never find a similar piece, or a piece of such high quality craftsmanship, at any furniture store, home improvement store, or Amish furniture store. Stop stocking your home with the same old boring furniture and start living on the edge with a distinctive piece of live edge furniture from Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture!
Free Delivery and Installation
When your project is completed, we will deliver and install your live edge wood furniture in your home or office free of charge in Northeast Ohio! Our goal is to make our live edge furniture as unique as the customers we build them for. Click here to see customer testimonials and reviews. To view photos of live edge furniture we build and to learn more about each piece, visit our Project Gallery.
How We Make Your Live Edge Furniture:
1) Choosing Your Ideal Live Edge Slab of Wood
To start, we work hand-in-hand with you to select a perfect slab of wood that has beautiful edges and, in some cases, features the bark as well. When choosing, elements to consider are the size of the slab, the type of wood, its shape, color and naturally occurring aesthetic features such as grain patterns. You are always more than welcome to visit our studio to pick out your favorite piece of live edge slab wood in stock or we can email you pictures of our complete inventory.
2) Designing Your Unique Piece of Live Edge Furniture
Once the wood has been chosen, our skilled craftspeople will work with you to create several design options, draw up rough sketches from which you will choose your favorite, and finally create the finished rendering for your approval.
3) Pricing and Deposit for Your Live Edge Furniture
When the final design has been approved, we agree on a price and receive a deposit. Then we get started! Because we custom design free form live edge furniture, no two pieces are exactly the same. Our prices start at less than $1,000.00 for small tables and range from $2,000.00 to $6,000.00 for larger pieces of live edge furniture.
4) Making Your Live Edge Furniture in Our Workshop
Now we get started on the manufacture of your one-of-a-kind live edge piece of furniture at our Chagrin Falls workshop. During the process, our carpenters focus on incorporating the natural state of the wood slab into the design of the live edge furniture so that the grains, knots and burrs are showcased. How we treat and reinforce the natural holes, cracks and grain patterns in the wood depends on your specifications. Some of our clients ask us to leave the imperfections and voids in the wood, while others have us sand, fill in and finish indentations with resins, epoxies, polyurethane coatings and wax.
Because bark will deteriorate over time, we usually use special carpentry tools to dislodge the bark from the original slab and expose the live edge. However, if you request that we leave the bark intact, we know how to protect it from insects and other elements that will weaken and damage the bark.
Next, we sand the wood. We normally apply numerous clear even coats of protective finishes. One of the reasons that the current design trend of using live-edge slabs of wood is so popular is because the outline of the tree is shown and the natural colors of the wood and the grain patterns are left intact and accentuated. We also use wooden bow tie inlays to reinforce cracks in wood planks because they look great while preserving the natural appearance of the wood.
Our designers and craftspeople will work with you to design the perfect stand for the finished live edge wood slab. Whether it’s for a table, credenza, desk, or other piece of furniture, we use wood, glass, and metal to create the perfect look, balance, and design for you.
You are always welcome to visit our workshop to see the progress of your live edge furniture piece. You can even participate in building it if you are willing to get a little sawdust on your hands!
5) Delivering Your Live Edge Piece of Furniture
After we finish the production of your live edge furniture piece, we deliver it to your home or office and then perform any assembly that is required. Congratulations! You now have a beautiful piece of furniture that will become the focal point of your room and that will last for generations to come!
To order or purchase live edge furniture for your home or office from Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture, simply call owner and furniture maker Shel Myeroff at 440-591-5511, Contact Us or go to the ‘Request an Estimate‘ page of this web site and fill out and submit the form. You can also request a free in-home consultation to discuss your project.
Where Our Live Edge Wood Comes From
Some of our inventory of wood that sports a natural or “live” edge is stored and dried by one of our exclusive Canton, Ohio vendors.
We also purchase PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certified American hardwoods, salvaged wood, reclaimed wood, live edge wood slabs and live edge lumber from Ohio Woodlands Lumber. The company is located in Salineville, OH about 75 miles southeast of our live edge furniture manufacturing workshop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Much of the figured cherry, sugar maple, walnut, red oak lumber and slabs we use to design live edge furniture is provided by Ohio Woodlands. We also buy some of our live edge conference and dining table top slabs from this company.
The Coldwell family manages Ohio Woodlands Lumber and operates the Coldwell Family Tree Farm which is part of the ATFS, the American Tree Farm System. The tree farm was named “Ohio’s 2014 Tree Farm of the Year”. In some cases, we source our live edge slabs from local lumber sawmills or Amish craftsman in Northeastern Ohio.
Our custom furniture clients are always more than welcome to visit our studio to pick out their favorite piece of slab wood.
In some cases, we source our live edge slabs from local lumber sawmills or Amish craftsman in Northeastern Ohio.
Wood Types Used to Create Natural Wood Furniture:
The furniture makers at CVCF use a wide variety of wood types which include the following:
- Slabs of African and American Mahogany
- Distressed Wood and Seasoned Old Growth Lumber
- Old Barn Wood, Antique Barn Beams and Vintage Barn Siding can be used as infrastructure such as legs and cabinets below the slabs.
- Reclaimed Wood and Reclaimed Flooring
- Recycled, Salvaged and Repurposed Wood and Lumber
- Live Edge Slabs and Natural Edge Slabs such as Sassafras, Ash and Chestnut, Cherry, Oak, Birch, Pine and many others.
- ‘Spalted Maple’ (Wood with Dark Contrasting Streaks and Lines)
- High Quality Kiln-Dried Hardwoods Native to Ohio, United States and exotic international woods.
- Extreme or Extra Gnarly, Burly, Curly or Figured Logs and Wood
Types of Custom Live Edge Furniture for Sale:
Ordering and Purchasing Live Edge Furniture from CVCF:
Because we custom design free form, live edge furniture, no two pieces are exactly the same. Our prices start at less than $1,000.00 for small tables and range from $2,000.00 to $6,000.00 for larger pieces of live edge furniture.
How to Commission, Order or Purchase Live Edge Furniture:
To order or purchase live edge furniture for your home or office from Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture, simply call owner and furniture maker Shel Myeroff at 440-591-5511, Contact Us or go to the ‘Request an Estimate‘ page of this web site and fill out and submit the form. You can also request a free in-home consultation to discuss your project. Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture also sells ready-to-order live edge furniture online at our online store, LiveEdgeFurnitureCompany.com.
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