Well this project took a little longer than the original time estimate. Personal projects have a way of moving down the priority list. I am happy with how this turned out. We wanted a table that could seat 8-10 for dinner or play host to a couple of board games. One where we could spread out the paper on a Sunday or work on a laptop late at night. A table that would grow with family and where stories could happen. This one is working well for that so far. It was baptized over Christmas with a fondue fuel spill and fire. We think it is my mum, haunting the family dinners she used to cook, reminding us that she was damn good at it (this isn't the first time we have had a small blaze during a holiday dinner). It wasn't too big of a fire and the finish held up without a mark! Thank-you Benjamin Moore polyurethane. For the legs, we worked with Victoria's Harbour Door to fabricate a square made from raw aluminum. They are light but super strong. The top is made from two full-width (15 1/2"), Doug-fir planks with a skinny one in the middle. Yes, I am still working through the pile of planks salvaged from Victoria's Fan Tan Alley. Biscuit-joints and glue, followed by a lot of belt sanding. Planing would take out the saw kerfs, and there are just too many old, square blacksmith nails hiding in there from when these boards were floor joists, sandwiched together, forming fire seperation between commercial and residential space in the 1892 building they came out of. On to the next project(s) in the list!