This little hall table is made from Black Heart Sassafras. Only partially finished here. There is a bunch more shellac to apply to bring the colour of the timber up to its best. Sassifras is native to Australia and the black heart is only found in Tasmania where a bacteria discolours the timber without any effect to its integrity. I purchased the timber from gentleman Doug when he decided to hang up his saw. Doug found the log in Tasmania about 15 years ago and got a local sawmill to slab it for him at a reasonable price. He regretted the project a little when he was charged an indecent amount to ship the trailer load of timber back to Geelong.