This is a white oak table I made for someone for Christmas this past year. The shelves are edge glued oak and the strips are goncalo alves. The intention was for the goncalo bands to imitate the steel bands on a wine casket. I think the cut out at the legs on the bottom shelf was an interesting idea that I wasn’t sure I liked until I was done. I know my wife had her doubts until the finished product. The legs are driven through the top shelf and wedged, I originally wanted the end grain with the wedge as the finished product. However, when driving the back right leg, the rear board split, which explains the off color of the rear board. I didn’t have anymore that matched the color of the other top boards, so I had to use the only one left and was stuck with it. Oh well, I decided to in lay a few pieces of goncalo at the top of the legs. This was not the smoothest of projects, but patience prevails.