As you browse our wooden bowls and boards, you will hear us use the term "live edge." Perhaps you've heard woodworkers use this term before. 

But what does it really mean? 

Wood naturally grows with different layers within the tree. The live edge is the living layer of the tree, just under the bark (the cambium layer if you want to get technical). It has a natural rustic look to it, and when sanded a certain way it looks like camouflage. The layer just under the live edge is called sapwood, which is lighter than the richly toned heartwood. 

At Andrew Pearce Bowls, we leave both the live edge and sapwood on our cutting boards to give the distinct look. We believe it adds to the one-of-a-kind nature of each board. It's the perfect example of how no two trees are identical! 

We also have live edge bowls, which get their distinct look because we core into the bark, live edge, and sapwood to form the bowl shape. This gives a similar look to pair with our cutting boards. 

 Have questions or suggestion for a future blog? Email us at info@andrewpearcebowls.com 

 

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