This twisted red cedar came from the Badlands area in North Dakota. It started out very rough, very grey, very hard to clean. I had these pieces since the early 1980's and couldn't quite figure out what should be done with them. It wasn't until just a few years ago that they told me they wanted to be a coffee table for Katherine. It took more than two years for me to put them together into a finished table, but they came out beautifully. You can see the finished coffee table on the Dead Wood Renaissance Facebook page.