I started by de-constructing the whole table and ripping all the joints on the table saw, creating another batch of planks to start a top with. Lots of these were severely warped and cracked, so I basically had to re-mill everything to get it flat and get all of the edges jointed so they would be able to be glued up as one again. Once I got this done, I cleaned it up, sanded it flat again, then cut out the shape. I then shaped the edges of the table to get the proper roll over, or somewhat of a knife edge, sanded again to get finish ready, then set that aside to start the base. Here are a few pics of that process...
Table Top Milled and Glued Up Again
Top with Shape Rough Cut
Bottom Side of Table Top after Shaping Edges
Top View of Shaped Edges of Table Top
I started the base out with rough sawn lumber. I rough cut everything to size (leaving a little space for mill marks/snipe) and then milled it all here at the shop to get it flat and true. Once that was finished, I cut everything to exact size (apron and legs), leaving the tapers on the legs for after the joinery was done.
Laminations Glued up for Legs
Parts of Apron and Legs with Joinery Cut
Another View of Apron Parts
Tapers being cut for Legs
Base Being Glued Up
Base After Glue Up
Now, I suppose I will have to design and build some dining chairs...
(I have Actually had those in the works for a couple of months now and am trying to get them more refined before I do any sort of mock up design. Also have been working on some case goods designs but That will be for another posting.