River tables, including live edge wood river tables, are very desirable to adorn a stylish living room. These gorgeous tables are designed to add faux ‘river’ (made from a watery hue of epoxy or glass) to your living or dining space. Whether you like the minimalist, modern, eclectic, industrial, or even Bohemian home design; these nature-inspired river tables are just an apt and easy way to add a natural touch to your home décor.
List of Best River Tables to Buy in 2023
Inspired by the flow of a river, the tables made with glass inserts and epoxy resin snaking through the center of the tabletop are real eye candies. River tables for sale are available in a variety of materials, designs, and finishes. To help you make a good choice, we have compiled a list of the 20+ best river tables that show how aesthetics and functionality go hand in hand. Choose one that fits your budget, space, and interior décor.
If you’re a newbie, you can scroll through the following list and check out the comprehensive buying guide (that follows) for an idea as to which right river table you should buy depending on the factors that define the purchase.
Wood slab river table by ThunderWoodStudio
Made by Ukraine-based ThunderWoodStudio, this table combines two wood slabs with bark a unique and dynamic epoxy color for a cool appearance. It would be a great conversational piece for any home or office. You have an option to choose the wood, color, design, size, and shape to suit your requirement. The minimum size option for the river table starts at 12″ x 12″ x 15″.
Big leaf maple river dining table by SAWLiveEdge
This handmade live edge river table is one of the coolest furniture pieces you can buy on Etsy. The top is made of two maple slabs with plenty of curling and sirdseye and a 6mm Azure Blue Glass with smoothed down edges. It stands on black walnut wood legs. Epoxy resin is also used to fill voids and cracks. The standard size is 30″W x 60″L.
Mesquite river table with stump base
Texas-based furniture manufacturer SlabsAndSteel has handcrafted this artistic river coffee table using mesquite wood which beautifully contrasts aqua blue resin. Imitating the blue waves of a sea, this table, unlike most it stands on a tree stump base. This river table measures 48″ long, 22″ wide and 18″ tall.
This one-of-a-kind live edge river table is decorated in blue and white to create a 3D look. Measuring 24 x 40 inches tall, the table made of 200-350 years old walnut slab and X-shaped metal legs will be a conversation starter in your living room. There are a variety of sizes as well as height to choose from as per needs.
Epoxy resin river table by JenithHandicrafts
This rectangular river table is made of acacia wood, which is filled with green epoxy UV-protected resin. The legs are made of shiny steel and sport a tapered shape. It’s a conversation starter for sure. There are several sizes available and customization can be done as per your requirement. The minimum size starts at 12×12 inches.
Round river table by BlackLoftEpoxy
If you want to play with the geometry of your living room and want a round table to accentuate the look, take home this handmade epoxy resin river coffee table by Ukraine-based Andrew of BlackLoftEpoxy. Made of Burl Poplar, the diameter of the top starts from 16 inches and comes with steel legs.
Delta live edge river coffee table by Fine Wooden Creations
It is a sleek modern coffee table that comprises two walnut wood slabs combined together to hold a wide glass insert that serves as a cantilevered place to display your items. The cracks and voids on the top are filled with glow-in-the-dark turquoise resin, adding more fun to the table design. The measurements of the table in the photo are 38 x 23 cm x 18H inches.
Cherry wood table with river patch by KentuckyLiveEdge
This gorgeous table made from a slab of cherry features a river-like patch filled with turquoise resin on the top. The wooden tabletop sits firmly on four raw steel hairpin legs. Measuring approximately 23.5W x 14.5D x 23.5H inches, it would make a great addition to any space.
Birdseye river table by Natures Beauty Store
It is an absolutely beautiful river table featuring a rugged Birdseye poplar burl wood top along with a transparent blue resin river flowing in between. The intricate knots, cracks, deformities, and patterns of the burled wood, combined with trapezoid steel legs, give it a spectacular look. Since each table is handmade, it takes 6-8 weeks to make a unique piece and to deliver it. The dimensions are 41L x 28.5W x 18H inches.
Coffee Table with Epoxy Resin River
Made of walnut wood, this round coffee table features a one-of-a-kind semi-transparent epoxy resin river flowing on its top. Knots and holes are also filled with resin to enhance the overall appearance. The tabletop shows off cracks, creating a charming effect. The table comes with black matte legs and the color of the table can also be chosen as per needs. The smallest size of the available table is 30 x 18 inches.
Red resin river table with spider legs
Poland-based Fine Wooden Creations has made this innovative red semi-transparent coffee table from dried walnut wood, colored resin, and powder-painted steel legs. What makes this 59 x 33 x 21 inches river table unique is its spider-style legs. The wood has been air-dried and protected with a sealant to prevent natural cracking before being used for the table.
For the finishing, natural oils like Tung or Danish are mixed with wax using a special technique of applying oil and lacquer. These oils help in bringing out color, grain, and structure while lacquer helps in protecting the tabletop against scratches, heat, and accidental liquid spills.
Epoxy resin river table with Koi fish painting by TvWoodResin
Vietnam-based TvWoodResin has handcrafted this wooden river table that mimics the natural water body and also has floating epoxy resin fish. Each piece is made individually by hand and production can take up to three weeks. Available in a minimum size of 12 x 24 inches and two heights, this river table will neatly uplift any living room décor.
Live edge river table by CasterTroy
This live edge wood slab table boasts a unique waterfall-inspired design. The glowing turquoise river and pebbles flowing through its center create an enchanting scene. Measuring 20 x 16 x 20 inches, the table stands on metal legs on one side and the river design continues to the other side.
Coastline edition table by Dillweedscustomwood
Created by Florida-based woodworker Dylan Walters of Dillweedscustomwood, who specializes in custom epoxy resin river tables and other home décor pieces; the Coastline River Table is an ocean-themed special edition table with a top in two elegant hues.
More than half part of the top is a large wooden slab with thorough attention to detail finished in a glossy appeal. The other half of the slab is crafted with resin to look like a coastline. The top sits on a metal base with small wooden details to complement the overall design.
Concrete river table
Way too costly for its design, this concrete river table, handmade by an Austrian artist, is however different from the epoxy and resin tables we have seen on the list. A combination of warm wood and cold concrete, it creates a perfect harmony to appear like a river that flows through the table. The oiled Nutwood tabletop is emphasized with concrete inlay, mimicking a flowing river.
Seven Lakes table by Greg Klassen
Washington-based Greg Klassen was one of the first furniture makers who combined wood and glass to provide a glimpse of a river in furniture. Much like functional art, this table showcases his design approach and creativity. It is made from a gigantic tree trunk, with seven branches that have been decorated as lakes with bluish glass. The table has a tempered glass top.
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White river table by OneOff
If you’re looking for a river table that isn’t made from wood, this river coffee table from OneOff is a good choice for you. The white and blue tones of the table make it an instant eye-catcher. Made from Corian and steel with blue resin details, this stunning table is perfect for modern homes.
Buy: €8,250/ $8,848
Resin river table II by Frances Bradley
Bring in the feel of a river flowing inside your home with Frances Bradley’s epoxy resin river coffee table. Sitting on steel legs, it has a wooden top, inlaid with a resin river, and is available in different colors, including blue, green, orange, and turquoise. With clean lines and bright appearance, it is a sophisticated addition to modish interiors.
Winding river table by Jason Miles
If you are looking for a unique and spacious river coffee table, check out this maple burl river coffee table from Wayward Grain. Distinctive by its angular design, it can provide space to accommodate 7-8 people. Measuring 60l x 50l x 32w x 18h, this coffee table features a nine-foot-long river that runs across the top.
Kasparo I river table
Elevate your home interiors with this one-of-a-kind river coffee table with built-in LEDs and motion sensors to automatically show cool animations of a flowing river when someone is nearby. Made from wood, glass, and resin, this handcrafted river table employs technology to serve as a functional centerpiece in a dining room, living room, or office.
River run dining table from Live Edge Design
Canadian company Live Edge Design has created this outstanding river run dining table to meet a large family’s requirement. Featuring a maple wood slab as a tabletop with glass inlay and river rock detail that appears like a dried-out river, it features a Blackcomb base that allows for flexible seating arrangements.
Buy: Starts from $9,412
River Thames coffee table from The Timber Shack
If you’ve seen River Thames meandering into the horizon – this cool coffee table gives a similar expression with its top and base featuring a bluish resin river running through. This iteration of the Thames River table features a tabletop and slab base made from salvaged wood. Its rectangular elongated form provides sufficient space to dine or keep your belongings.
Available on request from The Timber Shack
Thames river table by Johnson Furniture
How about River Thames snaking across your coffee table? Daring you to dream big, George Johnson of Johnson Furniture allows you to incorporate the elegance of the majestic river into your living room. It beautifully exhibits the meandering curves of the river on the Yew tabletop that rests on metal legs. George also designed a dining table-sized version of this table.
Makarios river table
Makarios Decor river coffee table boasts a simple and rustic design. Handcrafted using poplar hardwood, it features a turquoise tempered glass insert resembling a flowing river. This minimalistic river table will welcome your guests into the living space, and showcase the custom style of your home.
Things to Consider When Buying a River Table
Live edge or not, river tables evoke an aesthetically pleasing look that costs aplenty, yet you can find them everywhere. Is it just the visual appeal enticing consumers or is functionality a prerequisite too? Designers and woodworkers have their eyes rooted in the fact that functionality is a must despite all the fancy design it beholds. Thus, they build their river tables in a way that they don’t trade off functionality for looks.
Size: Like with all tables, a perfect river coffee table is one that is the right size for you to reach the snack, sturdy enough to take the weight of your books and even your legs occasionally.
Maintenance and care: Resin if used properly is robust enough to see you through all that you give it – but be mindful of the fact that wood would need a lot of care. Wipe it sporadically with a soft, damp cloth to ensure its longevity and gloss.
Wood type: When buying a river table, be sure of the type of wood you are investing in. Certain wood types are more durable and appealing than others but the cost of the table will depend on the wood type used. For instance, finer wood like Walnut or English Yew will cost slightly higher than Poplar and Ashwood.
Resin quality: Even if you don’t have a real idea about the quality of resin and epoxy, it is advisable to check the table thoroughly to see for any bubbles or other blemishes. Many resins do not play really well with damp wood – so if your manufacturer has not used finely dried wood – there are chances of some glitches in the way resin has flowed in between the wooden slabs. Woodworkers are generally mindful of things like these, but you want to be doubly sure ‘coz you’re investing your hard-earned cash on a river table.
FAQs About River Tables
An epoxy resin river table is a type of furniture where epoxy resin is poured between two wooden slabs, which solidifies into glossy designs like rivers, swirls, etc.
A river table is crafted by pouring epoxy resin into a stream-like feature that flows between two slabs of wood.
Yes, the color of the river in epoxy resin river tables can be customized. Pigments or dyes can be added to the epoxy resin to achieve different colors, such as green, blue, red, or even metallic tones.
River tables are generally durable, especially when maintained properly. It is recommended to clean them with a soft, damp cloth to remove any dust or dirt.
The article has been updated with the most recent entries in February 2023.
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