Hey all, thanks for the comments! Sorry for the delay in responding, I've been fishing in the Allegheny mountains. I made the base, the legs are a glue up. I made a jig to ensure the angled cut was the same all around, finished up on the band saw. The stiles are made from cypress I had laying around and are pinned with dowels. The table is for indoor use and I would normally agree, paint on wood is heresy! My wife is fond of cutting out pictures of furniture from magazines, believe this one came from Country Living.
I was posted in Germany and purchased the rough lumber for use as shelving, yeah, that's it, shelving! The top is joined with biscuits and has a paste wax finish. Oh, the chicken was delicious!