It is the raw, natural wood top that one finds intriging in this rustic table. It originally served as a work table or even bench, resulting in the appealing worn patina of the wood top. The table is currently 28" high, but could easily be cut down to ceate a perfect coffee table. The wood has been left raw and natural, but a waxed finish may be added at the discretion of the buyer. This item is part of our “un-restored” collection and is being sold in "as is, used" original condition; how we found it in Europe. You are welcome to contact us directly if you would like to learn more about this or other items, we will be happy to assist you further.