First I spliced the countertops together to make the table, and cut the curved ends.
I used the spare wood to build the legs and support structure below. I used silicone to bond the blocks in place after building the leg structure.
Using birch as a building material is so nice, it has a very close grain so the cuts come out perfectly smooth. To make the curves on the table, I cut out the rough shape with a jigsaw, then used a template and router to make the perfect curve.
On the legs, I used a band saw to cut rough curves and used a disk sander to finish the curve to the final shape.
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