The tops of these two dining tables are made of flitch cut hickory boards with “live” edges. The hickory log was cut and milled by a local sawyer in Hopkinton. The wood was air-dried for two years before construction could begin. The legs are kiln dried, 3” diameter, hickory saplings. The client wanted a pair of “rustic” tables that could be placed end to end, and seat 12-16 people. A long overhang reinforced with slotted “strong-backs” on the ends make this possible. The tables reside on a porch in northern Maine which is why the finish is spar varnish.