I started working on the top today.
I took whats left of the 1 full 2×4 and the partial of the other one, to give me enough to make 6 pieces around 42-1/2” in length, x 5/8” thickness.
I resawed them on my table saw, to give me the required amount.
I then doweled and glued them together, to make a panel.
To contiunue with the top I will need to get some scrap pieces to glue around the whole perimeter of the top blank, so as to give that thicker appearance.Then do some freeform scrolling to give it a sort of rustic natural edge effect.