I started working on three tables I'm building for my church. The first, a communion table is essentially a sofa table and is modeled after a design published by Darrell Peart in his book on G&G elements.
Communion Table - Drawing.PDF
The other two tables will be used to the hold the baskets used to collect the small communion cups (shot glasses). They will be smaller, similar to plant stands, about 14" square at the top.
It started with the construction of the jig to rout the leg indents. The next step was to mill the legs. Not an easy task because Lyptus is very heavy! I muscled two 6' long 8/4 by 8" boards across the jointer and about a dozen trips through the planer last night. Before I turned out the lights for the evening I ripped and crosscut all the legs to rough dimensions.
Today the grand-kids are coming over to assist in some yard work , so I don't know how much I'll get accomplished. I'd like to get the tops milled and rough cut, but time will tell.
I think the hardest part of this build is figuring out the best way to do the aprons. I really like the detail of what appears to be a form of frame and panel construction, but I worry about; 1 - my ability to accomplish it, and 2 - the strength of the table as I expect it will be bumped and moved often. Of course, the addition of the lower shelf probably helps with the overall rigidity.