Working with Anna and Andy was a wonderful experience from start to finish. We love our custom walnut table and shelf and would recommend Living Wood Design to anyone interested in designing a unique, custom piece with professionalism at the helm. Having ordered our pieces for delivery to our home in St. Croix in the Virgin Islands, thousands of miles away, and not knowing anyone who had used LWD before was indeed a risk but one worth taking. Anna and I hit it off right from the start in our communication over the phone and both she and her husband Andy were extremely communicative throughout the whole process, putting me at ease. They both gave realistic expectations for the shipping process and the whole thing was streamlined and well-done. Great job you two! Hopefully we can give you more business in the future!
Liz, St. Croix, Virgin Islands
We are thrilled with our Living Wood table! The table was commissioned for an episode of Property Brothers that was filmed for our renovation. Living Wood created the perfect complement to our home’s design – the table stands out as the centerpiece in a house full of centerpieces! The craftsmanship is remarkable – Andy and Anna have created a timeless piece that we love. We highly recommended the products and the people behind Living Wood Design.
Yaron & Samantha, Property Brothers show participants, Toronto, ON
After doing extensive research, there was no question in my mind that Living Wood Design was going to be the company building my table. It was important to me to have full interaction and to know exactly who would be working on my table. Andy and Anna were a pleasure to work with. They both were very reachable and always were able to provide me with good answers to all my questions. Andy has a tremendous talent in wood carving and design and I’m sure to work with them again in the future.
Nick, Toronto, ON
The table I purchased – a live edge walnut slab table- is absolutely stunning. The craftsmanship is excellent and the customer service was terrific. They kept me informed of everything from timing to shipping estimates to contacting me to make sure the table arrived safely. Highly recommended!
When my husband Wyeth and I were planning our renovation, our main motivation was to create a warm and open space where family and friends were always welcome, particularly around our table. So we began the crazy process of opening up our turn of the century home and we endured all the hundreds of little details, the few big surprises and the slow passage of time that come with it all. Then suddenly, we were home.
Table- less. And so began our quest for the table that would make our entire renovation complete. With a lot of modern clean white lines in the house, we knew we wanted the warmth of wood, but that was about the only thing we agreed on. While Wyeth had been that rare gem of a husband who said ‘what she says, she’s the one with the taste and the vision,” he dug his heels in when it came to our table. He was adamant that it be organic in shape and be handmade by a passionate craftsman.
A tough wish list, but somehow, we found exactly that with Andy. Both Andy and Anna welcomed us and as Andy began to talk about his work, about the beauty of wood, about what he could build for us, we were hooked. With Andy’s expert guidance, we scrapped the idea of yet another walnut table, and chose two book -matched slabs of silver maple. It was the sort of serendipitous choice that leads to something uniquely yours.
When Andy and Anna delivered our table, we knew instantly our home was complete. Andy surpassed our expectations. From its depth of colour, to its undulating live edge and its sexy chrome base, the table has a strength and beauty that grounds our family.
Every inch of this gorgeous table demands admiration. At a recent dinner party, I looked over at a guest as she was running her hand across the live edge of the table and she sheepishly admitted she just couldn’t stop touching it. Aside from being drop dead gorgeous, it’s a table that feels good and makes you feel good. And what more could you ask for than that?
Nicole & Wyeth, Toronto, ON
I work in concrete surroundings but wanted my office to reflect the warm, softer tones of nature. When I saw examples of Living Wood Design furniture, I thought they might be the solution I was looking for to create a unique office desk. I wanted a local wood as opposed to an exotic—which I felt were more appropriate to dining room tables. The raw slab was a stunning piece of walnut with a prominent limb extension. I saw the potential of keeping as much of the natural shape and bark on the one side while finishing the working edge to a more even line on the other. I also kept the prominent opening in the middle which facilitated access to cords and cables without those hideous telltale round holes you see everywhere. It was the perfect combination of art and function in a single piece.
Working with Andy was a pleasure as he enthused at the challenge of building something a bit out of the ordinary. He shared my vision and set out in earnest to shape and finish the table from its raw state. I couldn’t imagine a more pleasant experience nor more impressive outcome. One day when I retire, I’ll take this piece up the cottage so I can continue to enjoy its one-of-a-kind addition to our home.
Mario, Bold Internet Solutions, Toronto, ON
When my boyfriend and I moved in together we both knew we wanted a harvest table with a bench as a centerpiece for our dining room. We spent a considerable amount of time researching harvest tables and their various makers. When we came across Living Wood Design we were impressed by the craftsmanship of their tables, online reviews, quick and friendly email correspondence and the aspect of their charity support . We knew what we wanted and were able to speak with Andy directly. Andy not only understood what we wanted, but he also took the time to illustrate the design for our custom base , which he then sent us so we could visualize the final product.
We were lucky enough to be able to pick our table and bench up in person and meet Anna and Andy. The table and bench are absolutely stunning. The sheer level of craftsmanship and attention to detail are second to none. Andy and Anna were extremely professional throughout the process of designing and building our table, and also brought a very warm, friendly and personal touch to this process which was important to us. We are looking forward to having our table as a centerpiece for many special occasions and family gatherings in the years to come. We would without hesitation recommend Living Wood Design to anyone looking for a beautiful handcrafted piece of furniture. We are actually expecting a delivery of two of Andy’s reclaimed wood cutting/serving boards for Christmas gifts so we can share their beautiful designs with family!
Trina, Sudbury, ON
I commissioned Living Wood Design to develop a single-slab live edge dining table and matching console. Andy listened intently to my vision and offered many creative design suggestions to enhance the look and feel of the pieces. By listening to Andy, my table and console turned from pieces of furniture to pieces of art that far exceeded my highest expectations.
Fraser, Halton Hills, ON
It was a pleasure working with Andy and Anna. They built us a beautiful live edge walnut table and bench for our new home, and we couldn’t be more pleased! They provided great customer service and were very accommodating and professional from the start. We were extremely impressed with Andy’s creativity and attention to details; he is truly an amazing artist! I would recommend, and have recommended the Living Wood Design Team to our family and friends. Thank you building our dream table!
Shirley, Markham, ON
Andy and Anna designed and built us a custom dining room table. They provided insight into what specific pieces of wood would look like when finished, offered advice on why we would choose one finish over another, and were very communicative throughout the entire build process.
We are stunned with how beautiful the final product was. It definitely exceeded our expectations! We are recommending them to family and friends and would use them again when we want something else like this.
Overall, they were wonderful people to work with and are highly recommended.
Jill & Ryan, Fergus, ON
We had just moved to a new house and I was 8 months pregnant when we asked Living Wood to make a headboard for us. The Living Wood team was amazing to work with. They were great at listening to what my husband and I wanted but had suggestions and ideas to help us in the design process. I was most excited about their suggestions for which wood to use. They found us amazing old barn board to make the headboard with. It has its own unique story, this wood, in each grain and line. This is what living wood means to me now, wood with its own life story. I also love how they made it with attention to detail and those little finishing touches like pegs where the headboard was screwed together. We are so happy with the final product, a beautiful headboard that is the centrepiece of our room! And the day after our headboard was delivered, our baby arrived too. Perfect timing!
Jennifer, Elora, ON
Living Wood Design’s Rustic Wedding shop made 18 table numbers for me for my June wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, CO. These table numbers were hands-down, my absolute favorite “accessory” of my whole wedding. They are so unique and just so beautiful. The craftmenship was amazing and the materials were beautiful. They are like nothing I had ever seen before and I just love them! I have the “1” table number sitting on a shelf in my dining room because I love it so much and it is just a beautiful decoration! Working with Anna and Andy was such a great experience as well! They were very responsive and created a custom listing for me really quickly once I decided on what I wanted. The table numbers arrived in plenty of time and I didn’t have to ever worry about following up. Overall, the table numbers turned out to be better than I ever imagined and my whole experience was fantastic!
Living Wood Design’s Rustic Wedding Shop is fantastic! I have never ordered anything online, so I was quite skeptical initially, but the consistent communication from Anna was so reassuring. I ordered a cake stand for our wedding. It’s gorgeous! It’s something that will be kept for a lifetime. I have also now asked Anna and Andy to make a wooden chest for my envelope box, because I’ve been so impressed with everything they have done for us. Highly recommend rustic wedding for any of your wedding needs, I’m confident I will be recommending them to my friends and family!
–Simone Moosie, NY
Living Wood Design absolutely exceeded expectations! I loved working with them on finding the perfect board! It was ordered, created, shipped, and arrived in less than 2 weeks!! I love the work they do and the way they do it. Thanks so much Living Wood Design!
–Sarah Stewart, NY, NY
Anna and Andy are just wonderful people to work with. The art that they have created is just breathtaking. You can tell that so much love and passion for their art goes into every detail, from the moment I inquired about a tree stand for our wedding to to moment it arrived on our doorstep. They have been so patient with us, and Anna kept us informed about each step of the order (making us feel so special). I would strongly recommend this site to anyone looking for a tree cake stand. We can’t wait for it to be a family heirloom and cherish it for years to come. You will not regret it. Thank you thank you thank you!”
Absolutely lovely! I could not be happier. These boards are so unique and beautiful. I purchased as a gift and will be ordering one for myself. The customer service was fantastic. Anna was great about getting back to me and the boards arrived when they said they would. Thanks so much!! AAA+++
Wow! Just beautiful! This is my second time ordering from Living Wood and I could not be happier. Absolutely beautiful work. Will be used for years to come.
I purchased a serving board as a wedding gift for my brother and cannot wait to gift it. It is absolutely gorgeous! The finish is lovely and the shape is very organic, which I love. Communication was wonderful and they made sure it came to me in time. It took exactly 3 weeks to arrive at my door in the states. Thank you again!
I admire the way you value the true beauty of the wood. I also want to thank you for giving help to those in need. Your work is beautiful.