This is a unique piece of redwood that we turned into a beautiful coffee table. The wood grain has unique depth to it which came out when we put a hand rubbed oil finish on it. The top is perfectly smooth, but the wood grain creates an optical illusion that you have to touch to realize is not wavy as it appears. This unique live edge slab was pulled from the bottom of a Texas lake. The burled edge grain is very twisted and gnarly. It almost looks burnt. It came to us this way and we did not burn it. Not sure if it was in a fire and somehow ended up at the bottom of a lake, but it was well preserved for who knows how long. I wish I had more of the story but I honestly don’t. The legs are made of hand turned walnut from a tree that we felled 3 years ago. No fasteners are used on this piece. It’s 100% all wood with joinery that holds this sturdy table together. The legs are through tenons with wedges to hold them in place, These wedges where hand made and can be seen on the top surface. The cracks in the wood are held in place by hand cut oak bow ties which keep them from moving with changes in the temperature and moisture.