This Bench is made from a tree with a interesting past. It bares the marks of how resilient a tree can be when damaged. I was asked maybe 8 years ago if I would cut it down. The tree was shading their garden area and they could no longer grow anything below it. The two ladies I got it from told me the story of when they bought a chainsaw and attempted to cut it down. Its so special to me I even made myself a coffee table from it.