I have been fortunate to have found some truly beautiful redwood slabs on eBay. All of the slabs were cut from the stumps of trees originally lumbered around 1890 or 1900. The redwood giants were first cut approximately six feet from the ground, leaving the root system and the bottom six feet of the tree standing on the forest floor. This was probably done because cutting the trees lower to the ground was not economically valuable. In the 21st century, redwood is clearly a valuable and diminishing resource, so wood suppliers are now harvesting the stumps of trees that have been left standing dead for over 100 years.
This table was designed to showcase the redwood slab. The walnut base offers the table top for view. The redwood top is 34" long and 22" at the widest point. The table is 28" high.