We specialize in live edge dining, cocktail & conference room tables and counter, desk and kitchen island tops that are handcrafted in our Chicago area living edge furniture shop in Dundee, Illinois.

As furniture makers, our custom made table tops and tables are handcrafted to endure generations as we understand wood movement, craft perfect glue joints and treat every slab table as if it is going on public display. Our custom made tables are available with natural edges or with thick hardwood slab tops cut in more sleek rectangular, square and oval shapes. Our hardwood lumber is of the highest quality and our domestic hardwood slabs are taken from large rescued storm downed trees and then carefully kiln dried. Visit our Chicago area live edge furniture gallery in East Dundee, IL.

Our live edge slabs and tables in Black Walnut, Cherry, Ash and other species: We offer solid hardwood live edge slabs in many domestic species including Walnut, Cherry, Ash, Maple, Sycamore, Elm, Honey Locust and more. Our live edge tables and tops are at home in nearly any decor style while our rectangular slab table designs will enhance Mid Century Modern, contemporary and eclectic design motifs. Our tables are available with heirloom quality solid hardwood legs in our Mid Century Modern influenced designs or with coated steel and stainless legs in a variety of styles for a more transitional, urban, cottage or industrial look.

Live edge Walnut dining table with solid Walnut trapezoidal legs.  Features book-matched Black Walnut slabs from solid kiln dried Black Walnut

Walnut Live Edge Dining Table with Walnut Mitered and Splined Trapezoid Legs

Live edge dining conference table in solid book-matched Black Walnut live edge slabs on massive black plate steel legs, on display at our retail furniture store in Chicago area, East Dundee, Illinois

Black Walnut Live Edge Slab Dining Table with Steel Plate Legs, for Kendall Jackson Winery

Black Walnut live edge dining table and Bench on Cherry trapezoid legs with R.H. Yoder dining chairs at Great Spirit Furniture Company, East Dundee, IL.

Book Matched Live Edge Walnut Dining Table and Bench with RH Yoder Dining Chairs

Live edge Chicago area Walnut dining table with steel legs.  Features book-matched Black Walnut slabs from solid kiln dried Black Walnut

Walnut Live Edge Dining Table with Steel Plate Legs, 108" Long by 38" Wide

Live edge dining table in solid book-matched Black Walnut live edge slabs on massive powder coated black trapezoid legs, displayed at our retail furniture store in Chicago area, East Dundee, Illinois

Black Walnut Natural Edge Slab Dining Table with Substantial Black Trapezoid Legs

Black Walnut live edge dining table, shipped to Kendall Jackson Winery, California from Chicago area, pictured at Great Spirit Furniture Company, East Dundee, IL.

Black Walnut Dining Table in our Chicago Area Live Edge Table Showroom and Store

Walnut Live Edge Dining Table with our Solid Hardwood Trapezoids in our Chicago Area Live Edge Furniture Showroom

96" x 40" Walnut Live Edge Dining Table with our Solid Hardwood Trapezoids in our Chicago Area Live Edge Furniture Showroom

Live edge Dining or Conference Table in solid Cherry on stainless steel trapezoid legs at our living edge furniture store in Chicago area, East Dundee, Illinois

Cherry Natural Edge Slab Dining Table at our Chicago Area Live Edge Furniture Showroom

Spalted Sycamore live edge slab dining table at Chicago area Living Edge Furniture Company in East Dundee, IL., Spiritcraft Furniture

Spalted Sycamore Live Edge Slab Dining Table at our Chicago Area Living Edge Furniture Store in East Dundee, IL.

Our clientele includes residential clients, wineries, restaurants, kitchen & restaurant designers and home decor retailers who resell our beautiful kiln dried slab tops and finished tables. Our tables are available locally to the greater Chicago area at our furniture showroom and furniture making facility in the Chicago suburbs, in beautiful East Dundee, Illinois. We also ship nationally through trusted white glove delivery partners. Our lead time varies and depends on factors such as leg design and material, kiln schedules and of course work flow. Four to eight weeks is a safe bet depending of course on if the slabs selected for a table are still in the air drying phase and not yet in our kiln. We also have completed tables and tops on our floor in various sizes, hardwoods and designs.


Live edge Cherry dining table with stainless trapezoidal legs.  Features book-matched slabs from solid kiln dried living edge Cherry

Cherry Live Edge Dining Table with Stainless Steel Trapezoid Legs for Chicago Client

Live edge dining conference tables in solid book-matched Black Walnut and Cherry live edge slabs on Walnut and Stainless steel legs, on display at our retail furniture store in Chicago area, East Dundee, Illinois

Black Walnut and Cherry Live Edge Slab Dining Tables with Stainless Steel and Hardwood Legs

Black Walnut live edge dining table on wooden trapezoid legs at Chicago area furniture Company in East Dundee, IL.

Black Walnut Live Edge Dining Table on Wooden Trapezoid Legs at our Chicago Area Furniture Store

Live edge Walnut dining table in solid book matched slabs with black steel trapezoid legs in our Chicago area furniture store

Walnut Live Edge Dining Table with Massive Powder Coated 2" x 6" Tapezoid Legs

Live edge Dining table or desk in solid book-matched Black Walnut live edge slabs on solid Cherry trapezoid legs, displayed with RH Yoder chair at our retail furniture store in Chicago area, East Dundee, Illinois

Black Walnut Natural Edge Slab Dining Table with our Sanded Bark Edge Detail

Black Walnut live edge slab dining table for Chicago area client from Great Spirit Furniture Company, East Dundee, IL.

Book Matched Live Edge Walnut Slab Dining Table for Chicago Area Client

Sycamore Live Edge Dining Table with cast iron legs in our Chicago Area Live Edge Furniture Showroom

96" x 43" Sycamore Live Edge Dining Table with Reclaimed Cast Iron Industrial Legs in our Chicago Area Live Edge Furniture Showroom

Black Walnut live edge slab dining table for Chicago area Living Edge Furniture Company, East Dundee, IL.

Live Edge Black Walnut Slab Dining Table for Chicago Area, Northbrook, Illinois Client

Live edge Dining or Conference Table in spalted Sycamore on industrial cast iron legs at our living edge furniture store in Chicago area, East Dundee, Illinois

Live Edge Spalted Sycamore Slab Dining Table at our Chicago Area Live Edge Furniture Showroom


Our Solid Hardwood and Live Edge Tables and Slab Top Products Include:

What Sets Us Apart from the Competition:


Live edge Walnut dining table with our original modern and substantial industrial style trapezoid Stainless Steel legs, book-matched slabs from solid kiln dried rescued Black Walnut for Chicago client.

Black Walnut Live Edge Dining Table with 2" x 6" Stainless Steel Legs

Live edge dining and conference tables custom made from our Chicago area showroom and furniture shop in Dundee, IL.

Walnut and Cherry Live Edge Dining Tables in our Chicago Area Furniture Showroom

Black Walnut live edge dining conference table with Stainless Steel trapezoid style legs for Chicago area, Long Grove, Illinois client. Available at Spiritcraft Furniture, Dundee, IL

Walnut Live Edge Dining Table with Substantial Inverted Trapezoid Brushed Stainless Legs

Live edge Walnut dining table with our original trapezoid Mid Century Modern style Maple legs, figured book-matched slabs from solid kiln dried rescued Black Walnut for Chicago client.

Black Walnut Live Edge Dining Table with Maple Trapezoid Legs

Massive figured Black Walnut slab dining table on solid Hard Maple Mid Century Modern trapezoid shaped legs for Long Grove, IL client

Figured Walnut Bookmatched Slab Dining Table with Mid Century Modern Legs

Black Walnut live edge dining table with mitered trapezoid style Hard Maple legs for Chicago area,Long Grove, Illinois client. Available at Great Spirit Furniture Company, Dundee, IL

Bookmatched Walnut Slab Table Top with Maple Legs

Live edge Walnut dining table with our 1x3 black steel trapezoid legs book-matched walnut slabs from solid kiln dried Black Walnut

Walnut Live Edge Dining Table with 1" x 3" Black Trapezoid Legs

Live edge kitchen table or desk in solid Black Walnut on custom brushed stainless steel inverted trapezoid legs, displayed at our retail furniture store in Chicago area, East Dundee, Illinois

Black Walnut Natural Edge Slab Kitchen Table or Desk on Stainless Steel Legs

Black Walnut live edge dining table on inverted Sapele trapezoid legs at Living Edge Furniture Company in East Dundee, IL.

Black Walnut Live Edge Dining Table on Inverted Sapele Trapezoid Legs


We offer a variety of leg options for our live edge and slab table tops with options that will enhance any decor style.

We offer a variety of hardwood and metal legs in designs that will compliment any decor style. Our mitered floating slab design and trapezoidal legs are influenced by Modern Architecture and by Mid Century furniture designers. Both feature expertly crafted miter joints that are splined for eye appeal and for generational endurance. We also offer a wide range of metal legs in various styles in painted black and powder coated steel as well as in Stainless Steel. Our metal leg designs have been thoughtfully designed to be better than what is generally available with stout top bars, attachment points that allow for wood movement and with the addition of levelers on all welded legs. We feel that our live edge tables are showpieces and deserve the best quality and visual appeal in terms of their legs. We do also make table tops for those who have their own repurposed base or legs obtained elsewhere.


Live edge Walnut dining table with our Sapele inverted trapezoid legs, slabs from solid kiln dried Black Walnut at our Chicago area living edge showroom.

Walnut Live Edge Dining Table with Sapele Inverted Trapezoid Legs at our Living Edge Furniture Store

Live edge dining table or desk in solid Black Walnut on Sapele inverted trapezoid legs, displayed at our retail slab furniture store in Chicago area, East Dundee, Illinois

Black Walnut Natural Edge Slab Dining or Conference Table at our Living Edge Furniture Showroom

Black Walnut live edge dining table and Bench on steel trapezoid legs at Great Spirit Furniture Company, East Dundee, IL.

Live Edge Dining Table and Bench from Kiln Dried Black Walnut Slabs on Black Trapezoid Legs

Solid hardwood dining table and bench from slabs of kiln dried Black Walnut with mid century modern style stainless steel trapezoid legs at The Great Spirit Funiture Company showroom in East Dundee, Illinois

Walnut Dining Table and Matching Bench

Solid hardwood dining table from slabs of kiln dried Black Walnut with mid century modern style Cherry trapezoid legs aand RH Yoder chair at Spiritcraft Design Furnitue in East Dundee, Illinois

Walnut Dining Table with Cherry Trapezoid Legs and RH Yoder Chair

Dining table and matching bench from slabs of kiln dried Black Walnut with mid century modern style stainless steel trapezoid legs, solid hardwood tables at Spiritcraft Design Furnitue in East Dundee, Illinois.

Mid Century Style Rectangular Walnut Slab Dining Table and Bench with Trapezoid Legs

Our original trapezoid Mid Century Modern style solid hardwood legs with perfected mitered and splined glue joints shown in Sapele and Wenge.

Our Exclusive Hardwood Trapezoid Legs Featuring Perfectly Crafted Splined Miter Joints, Shown in Sapele and Wenge

Solid hardwood dining table and bench from slabs of kiln dried Black Walnut with mid century modern style stainless steel trapezoid legs at Spiritcraft Design Furnitue in East Dundee, Illinois

Walnut Dining Table with Stunning Bent Stainless Steel Trapezoid Legs

Modern rectangular slab dining table with mitered trapezoid style solid Sapele legs for Chicago area, Illinois client. Available at Great Spirit Furniture Company, Dundee, IL

Stunning Sapele Slab Dining Table Top with Modern Trapezoid Hardwood Legs


A word about the rescued Black Walnut we use in our live edge tables, and slab table, island and desk tops.

As furniture designers & crafts persons and purveyors of select hardwoods through our wood store, Great Spirit Hardwoods, we have the experience, knowledge and foresight to provide clients with the finest raw slab hardwoods that will become heirloom quality tables and table tops. We specialize in Black Walnut slabs and like the raw lumber we offer for sale in our hardwood store and that is used in our fine furniture, this beautiful hardwood is never steamed and thus exhibits the color and palette of hues that the "Great Spirit" intended. Steaming Walnut is used widely and is a process developed in order to turn the white sapwood of small trees khaki brown but this process also destroys the unique color palette and wonderful beauty of North American Black Walnut. Our live edge slabs are unique and while some still have the bark attached allowing for our sanded bark edge, others exhibit a wonderful natural clean edge of sapwood like that made famous in the work of George Nakashima.


Large Black Walnut dining table with our original "Modern Disire" solid hardwood legs

Massive Black Walnut Dining Table in Four Bookmatched Slabs | 52" x 97" x 1.75"

Our original solid Walnut Modern Desire legs feature mortise and tenon joinery for heirloom quality and stability.

Detail of our Modern Desire Solid Black Walnut Legs

Black Walnut live edge slab bench with inverted Mod Century trapezoid solid hardwood legs and lower slab shelf

Walnut Live Edge Bench with Inverted Mod Century Style Legs and Slab Shelf

Live edge Walnut dining table with sealed bark remaining.  Stunning tree shaped book-matched walnut slabs from solid kiln dried Black Walnut

Live Edge Walnut Dining Table, Sealed Bark in Place

Live edge slab Cherry dining table with mid century style open trapezoidal legs in Walnut at Spiritcraft Furniture Store in Chicago suburbs, East Dundee, IL.

Live Edge Cherry Dining Table with Black Walnut Trapezoidal Legs

Black Walnut dining table in book-matched live edge slabs of kiln dried hardwoods for Chicago area client, shown in our East Dundee natural edge table store in Dundee, Illinois

Black Walnut 110" x 42" Dining Table in Beautiful Book-Matched Live Edge Slabs for Chicago Area Client

Live edge Walnut dining table in our original Cherry Vulva leg design.  Features book-matched walnut slabs from solid kiln dried Black Walnut on a pedistal style solid Cherry leg.

Black Walnut Live Edge Dining Table with Cherry Base

Massive Black Walnut slab dining table on solid Walnut Modern Desire legs for Elmhurst, IL client

Walnut Slab Dining Table w/ Modern Desire Legs

Black Walnut live edge dining table with solid Cherry Vulva legs for Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois client.

Bookmatched Walnut Slab Table with Cherry Legs


When considering a slab top or table, make an informed decision. Insist on a craftsperson with experience and use only quality kiln dried hardwood for your table and top or for your stunning live edge slab decor centerpiece.

Your investment in a live edge table top or slab table is a significant purchase and should be made with confidence. We offer quality at fair prices and have decades of experience in furniture design, handcrafted furnishing manufacturing and boat-building experience that assures our clients satisfaction in a superior product. We are not the typical start-up company who is trying to build slab tables out of wet or partially dry wood with suspect construction methods and glue joints but rather crafts-persons and furniture designers who understand hardwoods and have a designers eye for detail.

As a final word about glue joints: The use dowels and biscuits add nothing in terms of strength or durability to a glue joint, but rather only offer a false hope that a glue joint will not fail. Conversely, a true, carefully crafted and perfectly square glue joint when joined with a time tested wood glue and clamped correctly is stronger than the wood itself and should be nearly invisible on the end grain. Our glue joints are marveled at by fellow woodworkers and if one is not absolutely perfect, we go back to the jointer to make it perfect so that it will still be admired 100 years from now.


Live edge Walnut dining table in our original mid century leg design.  Features book-matched walnut slabs from solid kiln dried Black Walnut

Solid Black Walnut Live Edge Dining Table

Large live edge dining table in solid Black Walnut on custom base and legs, displayed at retail furniture store in Chicago area, East Dundee, Illinois

Black Walnut Slab Dining Table, 38" wide x 108" Long

Tree shaped slab of Black Walnut with wedge to create a stunning live edge dining table of client made painted base in Fontana, WI on Lake Geneva.

Tree Shaped Walnut Slab Table with "Wedge"

Live edge Walnut dining table top being wide belt finish sanded.  Stunning three tree book-matched sequenced slabs from solid kiln dried Black Walnut

Live Edge Walnut Dining Table Top - Glue Up in Clamps

Live edge Walnut dining table top being wide belt finish sanded.  Stunning three tree book-matched sequenced slabs from solid kiln dried Black Walnut

Walnut Dining Table Live Edge Slab being Wide Belt Finish Sanded

Black Walnut live edge slabs, after sanding with first finish seal coat applied.

Live Edge Walnut Slap Top after Glue-Up, Sanding and First Seal Coat

Inverted live edge Black Walnut dining table with Mid Century Modern style solid hardwood legs.  Stunning figured book-matched slabs from solid kiln dried Black Walnut

Live Edge Walnut Dining Table with Inverted Live Edge and Mid Century Modern Legs

Live edge Black Walnut dining table top with our original Mid Century Modern style legs.  Detail of our Mod Century mitered and splined trapezoid leg design.

Walnut Slab Dining Table with our Original Mid Century Style Trapezoid Legs

Black Walnut live edge slab table showing inverted live edge in highly figured independent book matched slabs.

Live Edge Walnut Slap Table with Inverted Live Edge


It is critical that the hardwood in live edge tables, furniture or table, island, counter and desk tops be carefully kiln dried. Beware of "air dried" hardwoods and slabs as they are certainly not uniformly dry and will deform as they dry in your environment.

We use only the finest hardwoods and slabs for our furniture, table tops and live edge slab tables. All of our hardwoods and slabs are kiln dried to 7% to ensure the enduring quality our customers demand. Proper drying is essential in furniture making and is even more critical when it comes to massive slab tables and live edge tops. Do not accept anything other than properly kiln dried hardwoods as problems such as cracking, cupping, warping are not merely probable but are guaranteed if using "wet" wood. We consider anything over 9% wet and we are taking about the outer surface measurement though the center of a slab or board will be much higher in air dried hardwood. Thus, we do not use wet or semi dry, "air dried" hardwood as we insist that our clients are satisfied upon delivery and remain so in the years and decades to come.

A substantial and critical aspect to furniture making and with large thick tops in particular is seasonal wood movement. We are experts in planning for this unstoppable force of nature. Hardwood remains a living thing within furniture and slab tops and must be respected and planned for. We pay attention to everything including the climate that we ship and install our furniture and hardwood tops into and offer only the finest kiln dried hardwoods in our furnishings and table top products.


Walnut natural live edge slab cocktail table on metal mid century trapezoid legs by spiritcraft interior design furniture in east dundee, illinois

Unique Open Live Edge Slab Cocktail Table in Black Walnut

Mid Century Modern influenced solid slab dining table in Sapele Mahogany with trapezoid legs by Spiritcraft Design Funriture of East Dundee, IL.

Sapele Dining Table with Mid Century Modern Hardwood Legs

Open natural live edge Walnut cocktail table with mid century trapezoid metal legs by spiritcraft interior design furniture in east dundee, illinois

Open Slab Walnut Live Edge Cocktail Table with Coated Metal Trapezoid Legs

Kitchen island from from solid kiln dried Black Walnut for glenview, il home by spiritcraft interior design furniture in east dundee, illinois

Solid Walnut Kitchen Island Top

Slab book matched Walnut hardwood on our Manali console, hall table in Elmhurst, IL by Spiritcraft Design Funriture of East Dundee, IL.

Slab Black Walnut on Manali Console Table

Kitchen island from from solid kiln dried Black Walnut for glenview, il residence by spiritcraft interior design furniture in east dundee, illinois

Kitchen Island top for Glenview, IL Home

Black Walnut slab oval table top on our mitered and splined open legs for New York client by spiritcraft design furniture in east dundee, il

Black Walnut in Oval Modern Dining Table

Slab Black Walnut custom solid hardwood dining tables for restaurant in evanston, il by spiritcraft interior design furniture in East Dundee, Illinois.

Solid Walnut table tops in Evanston, Illinois Restaurant

Black Walnut and Cherry solid hardwood slabs in cocktail table for transitional and modern interior decor as artwork by spiritcraft furniture and great spirit hardwoods in east dundee, il

Walnut and Cherry Slabs in Modern Cocktail Table


Live edge slabs as Decorative Artwork: Hardwood slabs as unique natural art can transform a living or working space and will enhance nearly any decor style. We have installed countless live edge and book matched hardwood slabs as visual masterpieces within homes, commercial environments and office spaces. Our natural slab art has been very well received and a variety of species, sizes and shapes allow a client to find the perfect fit for any wall. As with our retail hardwoods and furniture, our book matched slabs are kiln dried and selected for grain, visual interest and color.

Live edge Walnut book matched live edge slab as decorative wall art at interior design accents and spiritcraft design furniture in east dundee, il

Live Edge Walnut Slab as Art or for Dining or Cocktail Table

Book matched Honey Locust live edge slab as decorative art for transitional and modern interior home decor by Spiritcraft Furniture in East Dundee, Illinois.

Honey Locust Live Edge Book Matched Slab

Black Walnut solid hardwood live edge slabs for transitional and modern interior decor as artwork by spiritcraft furniture and great spirit hardwoods in east dundee, il

Figured Walnut Slabs as Natural Artwork

Visit our Chicago area live edge slab table retail store for dining, coffee or conference table or island counter or desktop in East Dundee, Illinois.

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