Along the same lines as the rectangular desk, my friend wants this one to be solid walnut on top (he's already purchased it) and painted poplar for the legs/aprons. He wants the area where he sits to not have an apron, if possible. This is a rough idea of what I came up with for leg/apron placement, some of the aprons as a bracing underneath to help keep things from racking... keep in mind the desk I am CURRENTLY building is already a completely new thing for me so something like this is slightly beyond my level of knowledge.
I am also thinking about possibly making the top into two pieces because the idea of a glue-up that large and odd-shaped feels like a bad idea... but maybe I'm wrong there.
Any thoughts or advice you can give is greatly appreciated... even if that means scrapping this altogether and starting the design over from scratch. I'd rather have that now than after we've already started it.
I'm also exploring the idea of doing trestle-style legs on this one instead of the legs/aprons in the drawing... seems like it might be a better idea overall.