I finally decided to use some maple logs that I had kept from when we cleared space for our garage/workshop.
I read books by both Doug Stowe and Daniel Mack about working with logs and bought a tenon cutter from Lee Valley. I found some old 1” thick barn board, complete with bug holes, for the top.
The legs are from logs that are a diameter of 2 1/4” – 2 1/2” and cut at 15” long. I used two horizontal rungs between the side legs. Mine are about 1 3/4” – 1 1/2” diameter and 14” long including the tenons.
Joining the two sets of legs and between the rungs is a 1” diameter cross piece of 27 1/2”.
I’m not sure what to call the pieces but I think it will be obvious from the photos as to what I am referring to.
There are then two short 1” diameter pieces that go vertically from the top rungs and will hold the top in a floating manner.
Here’s another view:
A hole is cut right through the top to receive the tenons of the small pieces. My top is old barn board with a partial live edge.
I used about 4 coats of tung oil over the whole table, which for some reason is hard to take a good photo of!
-- ~Julie~ followyourheartwoodworking.blogspot.ca