The base of this table is made from 12/4 oak built around a 4 x 4 steal beam. When connected by the top plate and fastened to the table, they create a rock solid, super heavy table that is built to last generations. This table required careful planning, and skilled execution. The table now lives in an incredible newly remodeled home in Osterville on Cape Cod. It was a provincial stain and a lacquer spray finish.