Custom Farm Tables & Modern Industrial Furniture

Understanding Each Top Style

Debating your top style? This blog post will show you side by side how a table style is transformed by the top style selection. Here we have three Harris Trestle tables crafted out of Natural Walnut hardwoods with varying top styles. Today we will highlight the difference between Seamless Slab, Farm Rough Sawn, and Live Edge top style selections.

Seamless Slab Top Style

Our Seamless Slab tops are 1.5” thick and constructed without a wood skirt or frame. Each board runs the length of the entire dining table and is joined together to create a seamless, smooth top. The Seamless Slab looks like one clean, solid piece of wood.

Get a closer look at this 96″ L x 42″W x 30″H Harris Trestle Seamless Slab table crafted out of Natural Walnut hardwoods with a standard rustic level. The base is crafted out of Poplar hardwoods, stained to match the tabletop.

Farm Top Style

The “Farm” Top is built to a generous thickness of 2 3/4″ inches. The farm top is constructed on a frame or skirt with visible seams between each board, and cross boards on each end that we refer to as the breadboards. Rough Sawn specifically has noticeable seams, uneven boards, and has blade marks. The Rough Sawn texture will be a little different with every tabletop – depending on the species and the boards. 

Get a closer look at this 144″ L x 40″W x 30″H Harris Trestle with a Rough Sawn Farm Top crafted out of Natural Walnut hardwoods with a standard rustic level. The base is crafted out of Poplar hardwoods, stained to match the tabletop.

Live Edge Top Style

The Live Edge average top thickness ranges between 1.5”-2.5” depending on the available slab and finishing process. When you’re customizing a Live Edge top you have the option to choose either Standard Supplemented or Premium Multi Flitch. 

  1. Standard Supplemented – This consists of a standard seamless slab tabletop with Live Edge edges crafted to the sides of the table. By selecting this option the customer is trusting our craftsmanship to build a beautiful table. There is no upgrade in price. 
  2. Premium Multi Flitch – This consists of either a Bookmatched selection or 3 Flitch depending on availability. Bookmatched consists of 2 mirroring grain pieces of wood from the same tree. Three Flitch is 3 flitches from the same tree. Learn more about Live Edge customization options here!

Get a closer look at this Supplemented Live Edge Table and coordinating benches. It has a clean rustic level, conservative edges, and a base crafted out of Poplar hardwoods stained to match.

Seeing all three top styles side by side shows the impact that the top style makes in the customization process. The top style is one of the biggest decisions you can make in the customization process. Each style has the potential to fit in a variety of spaces with endless seating options; however, we encourage you to select the option that best fits your space now!

Have more questions about a top style? Reach out to our Sales Rep or Make an Appointment! 

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