Monday, March 5, 2012

Live Edge Furniture {and a new type of wood flooring}

After a great field trip last week to Meyer Wells (a business that builds modern furniture from reclaimed urban trees), I've been gathering inspiration of furniture with a live edge:

Emily Henderson

Skonahem
But here's the best part. While searching online, I discovered something that I think is SO cool...and I think you will too if you haven't heard of it already! 

It's called Bolefloor. Straight from the description on their website (because they explain it way better than I could): Bolefloor is the world’s first industrial-scale manufactured hardwood flooring with naturally curved lengths that follow a tree’s natural growth. 



How cool is it!??!? I think it adds so much personality to the floor. I'm dying a little bit over here. I've loved wide plank wood flooring for awhile, but this just takes it to whole a new level. AND it's better for the environment, because its curved edges allow more floors to be made per forest. Woo.  

So, what do you guys think of live edge furniture and this new flooring
?

16 comments:

GingerMommy said...

whoa! I love the second picture (the big table) and the last picture (the flooring). That floor is AMAZING!
Nikki

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

Great pictures and I love Bolefloor. I've never heard of it. We are always looking for new ideas because we are always dreaming about doing another great project. Thanks for the research.

Kirsten Wiemer said...

i love the live edge, especially for large tables, i think they are fantastic. and the floor is beautiful and moving. love it.
kirstenandryanwiember.blogspot.com
-k

Tracy said...

Amazing furniture!

alexis @ bloomed in june said...

mkay...i love love love love love love love (i seriously could put so many loves in there!) that flooring!!! it's so gorgeous AND good for the environment? i want. THANK YOU for this share :)

Mary {Something Nice} said...

Love that first table. I love to mix natural and modern elements together too. Great finds!

ginanorma said...

That flooring is THE BOMB I love the description they gave, of it too, so so beautiful....
we just put Cork flooring in our Kitchen, we love it b/c it's soft and warm!

Kelley Gilster said...

ah-mazing!

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Jadyn @ Dutch.British.Love said...

That flooring is gorgeous!!! Seriously love it - the organic look of it and also that it's more environmentally friendly.

Cait Emma said...

i love wood - and the yellow tub with the claws? fantastic.

Angelika R said...

I had never, ever heard of Bolefloor. How amazing! Take me on your next field trip by the way! haha! :)

Jo @ To a Pretty Life said...

Wow, that floor looks great! I'm not sure my home could handle the rustic furniture, but the floor is a bit more subtle in it's rusticity ;-)

Caitlin said...

I'm getting ready to purchase a live edge dining table for my new house and I LOVE the rustic feel of it! Never heard of Bolefloor but the floors are gorgeous :)

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Jeff Hardy said...

thanks for this informative post. Now you can use this trade directory to promote furniture import & export business.

Steven Lodrhowe said...

Ahh.. That looks nice. It gives a very steady feel and looks for your home; quite formal, I suppose. I love how it can help the environment, hopefully, many people will choose this for the welfare of our environment. Don't you think?