After a couple more hours playing with SketchUp…this is where I’m at – and I wouldn’t even be here without the help of Bob Babcock, Damian Penney, Jojo and jsheaney – so thanks guys…
Now, it’s not to the tee, and I didn’t use the more advanced functions (for me) of components and groups. I tried. I tried intersecting the tenons (of slats as components) into the table top frame members (individual pieces) to make the mortises, but couldn’t quite get that to happen (so went back to the “easier” way)! That’ll be the next thing I learn. But for now I decided that I just wanted to see the table in 3D.
Here’s my idea of the table:
-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA