These rived or split Red Oak tables have tops and bases with one face that is hand planed with a hand rubbed finish. The other split face is burnished with a stiff hickory wood brush. The rectilinear batten connects the top to the base. The top is attached to the batten on a sliding dovetail that runs perpendicular to the table top grain. This allows for the natural movement, expansion and contraction, of the wood while being held fast to the batten. The batten and the base pieces are attached with an interlocking joint. All attachments are friction fits and the table disassembles like a wood puzzle into six component parts.