I just finished building a rustic walnut slab table from a tree on Quincy Street in Minneapolis. My friends needed to have a tree taken down that had grown too large and too close to the foundations of their house and garage. The walnut tree was very large and rather than have it cut and hauled off to the landfill we had it harvested and cut into slabs and lumber and kiln dried.
This rustic table top has natural "live edges" with some chain saw marks on the ends. The table base has bark on the book matched upright supports. The table is 17" tall by 43" wide and 22" deep. It's finished with Tung oil to enhance the natural wood grain.
The tree on Quincy Street will live on in as I continue to build furniture and small pieces from it. This is the first table I've made from it. I have used smaller pieces to make boxes and small useful items. The smallest pieces are now bottle stoppers.