This will probably be a long build as I don't get much shop time, but I figure if I start posting about it here it may be additional motivation.
I have a few pieces of 12"x12" green marble tile left over from a bathroom renovation. I think they will make a nice table top contrasted against a dark wood like mahogany. I just happen to have received a nice piece of mahogany for a Xmas present from a friend -- got to love people that know you well enough to get you wood for the holidays.
I've never used sketchup before but decided to give it a go. Watched the tutorials at Sketchup for Woodworkers and started playing with it.
Overall dimensions are 30" square and 24" high.
Below are three different designs I made.
The first I felt the legs were too fat and the top was too thin for the body. The legs are 2" square at the top tapering on the inside edges down to 1.5". The top is 3/4" thick.
The second image fixed those issues, but I still felt it looked a bit plain. I made the legs 1.5" square at the top tapering down to 1". I increased the thickness of the top to 1".
For the third pass, I removed the bullnose on the edges of the top and instead added splines in the miters. I also moved the apron forward flush with the legs and added some embellishment. I think it adds some visual interest but is it too much?
What do folks think? Comments and criticisms are very welcome -- much easier to change things while they are still electrons.