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How To Build Live Edge River Coffee Table

Selecting wood to create furniture means that one has to be careful to choose pieces without too many flaws. Yet, there is great beauty in imperfections, and with a bit of creativity, one can convert defects into something quite beautiful.

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In this woodworking project, I’ll show you how to build a live edge river table as made famous by Greg Klassen. These beautiful tables feature a center glass section that flows along the live edge, giving the glass the look of a flowing river. Let’s get started!

This table features hand-cut glass pieces running through the center of the wood construction. Each piece of wood was used from discarded trees from construction sites, and dying trees that were just beginning to rot.


The intricate glass process was designed to look like just like a body of water flowing through the middle of the table, and the pattern mimics the jagged shores of both lakes and rivers.