Gathering inspiration from the unique character of hardwood, AgainstTheGrain Woodworking embraces the boldness that is Live Edge wood and creates one of a kind furniture and home décor to accent any home, office, or co-working space. We promise that each hand-crafted piece showcases the natural characteristics of the Live Edge slabs used to truly unlock the beauty within which presents itself once placed in your desired space.
In our efforts, we not only use high quality Live Edge slabs, we focus on the life span of the wood starting with where it is sourced. We mainly build with wood locally sourced from the state of Indiana, with an emphasis on wood that ended its lifespan in a natural way. Once cut, the wood is then set to dry for a certain period of time until it is ready to be used for woodworking (known as "Kiln Dry"). It is at this time that we come in and hand-select each slab based on grain patterns, curves and knots, and imperfections - natures perfect balance. These aspects provide the landscape for each design and invoke the inspiration to take something from its raw form and turn it into a piece of furniture just as unique as you.
RUSTIC BEAUTY MEETS MODERN FLARE
We start each project with kiln dried wood and finish with a high quality finish that enhances the natural look of the slab. Our focus is on keeping the natural look of the wood while accenting with modern touches. Each aspect (and everything in between) combines for a premium product made just for you.
Ordering a custom piece of furniture is an experience like no other. Starting with a quote within 24 hours of contact, we will walk you through designing and visualizing your work of art. As your piece is being made, you will be updated along the way so that you can watch your slab(s) transform from raw to finished.
As a locally owned business, we value your support which is why we leave no detail behind when it comes to your order. Recommendations are provided based on your design, desired function, and budget, and questions are always addressed. The result? No surprises and a stress-free experience for you.
Type of Furniture
Tables are our favorite! We can build conference, dining, dinette, coffee, sofa, and end Live Edge tables. Looking for something smaller? We also offer miscellaneous items such as Live Edge floating shelves, serving trays, bar tops, table tops, coasters and more; just ask!
Each species of hardwood offers a unique color and grain pattern. If you are looking for a deep, rich color, we recommend Black Walnut, which is one of our most popular choices. Other species such as maple, oak, hickory, and ash are also available by request.
Style / Color
Whether you are looking for a solid wood top (we specialize in single, big slabs) or one with epoxy accents, we have you covered. For those interested in full Live Edge River tables with epoxy resin, a wide range of color choices are available for the epoxy tinting or it can be left clear for simplicity.
When considering the size of your new custom piece of furniture, it's best to factor in room/wall sizes, seating arrangments, and how you will get it into your home. We can help with this process and provide typical sizes for each type of table, but ultimately your style and room will dictate the appropriate size.
Structural integrity is key so we pair our live edge tops with steel bases made to last. The bases can be customized for shape, steel type, color, and size depending on the desired style. Each option brings its' own uniqueness to the Live Edge piece of furniture.
DESIGN YOUR ONE OF A KIND PIECE
"We hired ATGW to make a custom coffee table for our son/DIL for Christmas! It definitely exceeded our expectations! The quality craftsmanship, the beautiful grain in the wood and gorgeous blue resin makes it not only a functional table, but an amazing piece of art! We HIGHLY recommend Against The Grain Woodworking! - Cathy & Randy, Live Edge Maple Coffee Table
If you are ready to start the process of placing an order or have questions, submit a request below and we will get back to you within 24 hours. From design inspiration to project completion, we are ready to collaborate with you on your hand-crafted live edge order.