I know a guy that imports stuff. He gets his from Papanew (sp) Guinea. He brought in some slabs that were hugh. One was about 3"X11'X5'. It needed a fork lift to be handled. I got a smaller one to work up for a client. I offered to do the top, which meant squaring the ends, sides, rounding the corners, routing the edges and sanding the top. Paul, who sometimes works with me has timber framing tools and so he asked to use them and offered to do the base. Here is the sequence as best I can recall. There are not a lot of photos with paul doing the mortise and tenoning as I was busy on another job and got few photos here.