This is my first go ‘round with a live edge anything. I seen the slab at my supplier and had to give it a shot. It had all the bark on the two edges and was too “live” for my taste. I choose to remove the bark. After trial and error, I found that a block of oak and a big hammer did the best job. I used a brass wire wheel to remove the remaining bark. The rest was just a hand power plane, drum sander and scraper to get it flat. I turned it so the bevel of the bark was facing down because it looked lighter and seemed more useable. I bought the hairpin legs on Etsy. I am still undecided if I like the placement of the legs. Maybe they should move in from the ends a bit. Any opinions on moving them or not would be appreciated. I applied several coats of lacquer then Briwax and I’m very satisfied with the finish.