This table has been over two years in the making. We sawed the logs into natural edge lumber a couple of years ago. Immediately removed the bark with a draw knife, and it's been air drying since. Just a couple of weeks ago we removed our thickest lumber yet from the kiln. And, this is the first table to come from this 4" thick stock. Note; after we have planed it back flat the resulting thickness is probably 3.25" to 3.5".