I have googled a bit trying to find a similar project, but so far all I can find is this page.

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Any suggestions on where to find guidance to build these legs? Inspection of the photos hasn't helped.

The table I am building is a 34 inch diameter fir tree slab about 4 inches thick; it weighs about 40 kg (90 lbs).

  • I agree with the answer, but I'd probably also modify this to have 4 small square bits nested into the corners of the joint and screwed to the faces of the legs - not quite the same look, but a LOT stronger than just 1/2 of a 1/2 lap joint after slotting (1/4 lap joint?) - if not that, then stretchers (or a plywood disc/star "plate stretcher") below the crossover point.
    – Ecnerwal
    Jun 13, 2016 at 21:27

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Interesting design. A google search on the image leads to The Four Leaf Clover Coffee Table which includes the image enter image description here

It looks like the "X"s use half-lap joints, then maybe matching slots in each X.

  • That helps, thanks! Do you think after making the X's using half-laps that the X's are joined by cross-slotting?
    – wallyk
    Jun 13, 2016 at 20:22
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    That would be my guess. Any other kind of joinery would border on witchcraft IMO. Jun 13, 2016 at 20:26

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