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3410, Gene H. Kruger
Trois-Rivières, Qc

(819) 698-6521

Depuis 2012, Bois Design crée du mobilier en bois massif avec des courbes naturelles appelées ''live edge'' ou ''freeform'' suivant la croissance de l'arbre.  Ce procédé est une manière d'utiliser la quasi totalité d'un arbre en lui donnant une deuxième vie et par le fait même, de créer des pièces uniques ayant un caractère exceptionnel.

Since 2012, Bois Design creates live edge hardwood tables called ''live edge'' or ''freeform'' respecting the tree's growth.  We use local wood such as black walnut, maple, oak, ash and elm.  This process uses most of the tree and gives it a second life.  

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The live edge table: A matter of taste and personality

Charles St-Louis


By Charles St-Louis


Bois & Design

A dining table is a must in all homes. It is not only a utilitarian object, but also a means to attract and unite friends and family members. So much love, dreams, and projects can be shared around a dining table! No wonder thousands are bought every day around the world.

Most people know about the “regular-shaped” dining table: oblong, square, round or oval. No personality. No story. No life. When I started making dining tables, I made “straight” tables, but one day I came across single slab LIVE EDGE tables. Each was unique, rare and personalized. It was love at first sight.

Clients buy live edge tables as they buy art

Just as some people prefer figurative art to abstract art, or Impressionist paintings to cubist paintings, so my clients have their own preferences when it comes to choosing the key element of their dining rooms or kitchens.

In my quest to make unique tables for my clients, I realised that they want the slab of wood (hence, the whole piece of furniture) to reflect their tastes and personalities. Some want live edge with clean lines, others prefer curves. Still others want cracks and even holes in the slabs. And when it comes to choosing the material and shapes of the legs, the possibilities, again, are endless. Why is it so? Simply because human nature is so varied! Each personality calls for a different table style.

Getting to know the client

A dining table is a focal point in a home. It can also be a piece of art that displays the personality of its owners. I sell my products mostly online, but I really enjoy it when clients come to my workshop and choose a slab according to their tastes. We then discuss their likes and dislikes.

Since every single piece of wood is unique and every client is different, every LIVE EDGE dining table is absolutely original and personal.

Enhancing wood’s natural beauty

At Bois & Design (bois is the French word for wood), our goal is to help you choose the perfect dining table for you: single slab live edge, multiple piece live edge, straight edge, mixed materials. We will enhance for you the natural beauty of wood and create a custom-made piece of furniture that you will want to grow old with.