These boards were in ROUGH shape when we got out hands on them. We really had to go salvage yard deep sea diving to find them. They got a heavy sand and and lot of love so that they're smooth to the touch and splinter free. There were several rounds of samples sent to the client. The top is flat, though every board has a little texture and movement that you hope for and expect out of reclaimed materials (while still being smooth to the fingertips). There is no tint or stain on this table- just a clear lacquer spray. The turned legs are also pine, and we stained them to match the top. It came out awesome and the client was really happy she didn't buy a composite material piece of crap at a so called high end furniture store.