The client came to our showroom and together we chose this Maple slab from Berkshire Products website. It was discounted nearly $800 from similar slabs due to some large splitting and checking and some bark inclusions and tear outs. We blended the live edge of the slab on one side to make it a more natural "rectangular" table shape. We installed six bowties to the underside of the slab to hold the large splits from ever moving again. We filled all the cracks and holes with a clear epoxy. The table has a lacquer spray finish for stain protection. The metal base was custom made and powder coat black. It's a trapezoid- one of our most popular shapes. The table now lives in Saugus, MA in a newly remodeled home.