In the Know | What is a Waney Edge?

- Jul 20, 2021

Most people know what one looks like, but not what it's called! They are all the rage.

A waney edge on a plank of wood is an edge that retains its natural appearance (sometimes even with the bark).

It comes from the Old English word 'wana' (which means 'defect'... but we think, as do many, that there's a lot of beauty in the imperfections!)

This is a hugely popular trend that fits in with desires for raw materials and visible connections to nature and the environment. Why square it off and waste the extra wood?

A waney edge is also known as a natural edge, a raw edge or a live edge - the result is a gentle and unique, unmanufactured curving finish.