We were in the process of slicing beams and squaring out boards (getting smaller boards with 4 flat and true faces) when we noticed one that was trying to stand out among the rest.
This slat was already square all around and the faces were mostly clean but on one end there was a small crack with the original white stain on it that was standing tall no matter how much we thicknessed it down.
I guess at some stage we stopped trying to turn it into a “swan” and gave it a break. The original idea was to make a perfectly flat tabletop surface but for some reason we decided to spin the design a notch and aim the spotlight at that rebel board.
We went ahead with the planned overall build, a large plank that stands on its folded ends (instead of the conventional 4 legs and frame), which would be tucked in a bit to allow for seating on the sides.
The thing is we left the board with the white crack right in the middle of the top and painted the whole inner backface of the table to match with it!
All 3 parts that make the table are dismountable for transport.