I am in love with this table. I think it is just fantastic. It is rustic and cool and it screams out to me, buy me, buy me. Unfortunately I cannot buy a table, nor do I have a place to put it. Yet, upon the redesign of my kitchen and the inclusion of a breakfast nook I will have a small version of a table like this. If it takes years of study (on my husband's part) to learn how to make one, then so be it. It will be done.