This is a coffee table. Like all things wood it started as a tree. Although, if we’re more precise, it started off as a seed that fell off another tree, at some point became a tree, and finally ended up as this. Or, it started out as multiple seeds, on multiple trees, because the parts of this table were 100% not coming from the same tree — more on that later.
But, really, all that is beside the point. What is the point is before this coffee table was this coffee table, it was actually three different things. Or, five different things, because two of these things were the same exact type of thing, and two other of these were the exact type of thing, too.