So, I looked online for an apt replacement and I found one for sale but the table itself was about $900. It looked nice, but I knew that I could build it for a lot less. With that said, I have never seen any of these tables in person, nor have I measured them. This is a loose description of how I built this table by eyeballing the measurements and angles. It turned out pretty okay, I think.
So, I brought my partner in crime with me to the Home Depot, so she could help me load some 2x12's on the truck and on that Friday night the project began. I ran four 2x12's through the table saw to take off the beveled edges so that my boards would match tightly one against the other. I applied a lot of glue and with the help of a couple of pipe clamps and bar clamps, left the glue to dry that night. The next morning, I cut the table to a little under 7ft long, I planed the most offending areas, and sanded until my arms were tired.
I went from 60 grit, to 150, to 220. Then, I applied a Jacobean stain.
The annoying part of this process is the wait time. Also, my mower got blocked somewhere behind the table, so my yard looked like crazy. The next step was the polyurethane.
Then, I stained and applied polyurethane on the legs as I made the top braces to attach the legs. Here is my best picture of those:
If you zoom in you can see the braces. I attached the legs with a total of 12, 1/4"x1" lag screws. The plan was to do 16, but 4 landed right on the glue lines... so 12 it is.
The legs take a bit of finagling. I attached them and tightened them just a little bit, then I moved them back and forth until everything was perfectly level. BTW, when I was done cutting the legs I clamped them all together and sanded them so they were all the exact same size. That helped keep everything level.
That's pretty much it. It went remarkably smoothly for my usual standards and I am very happy with the result.