I picked up a wood stump side table a few years back at Z Gallerie. It was sitting on the floor behind the check-out counter. There was a huge split down the middle - I guess it got too dry. They were going to toss it because it was unsellable in that condition, so I made an offer. Its one of my favorite pieces in the house - even with the big split, it looks great no matter where I put it. Just mind that you don't get a splinter.