I have a lovely slab of a brazilian wood called sopadilla. I’d like to turn it into a coffee table top. The slab, however, is just slightly more than 3/4 inches thick.
I’d like to attach round, tapered legs that angle out from the table. I’ve seen this look on mid-century modern furniture as well as Nakishima inspired pieces. I don’t want an apron, just the slab and legs. Here are my questions:
1. I don’t have a lathe. Can I make the legs without one? Can such legs be purchased from a vendor?
2. How should I attach the legs? Is it just a matter of drilling a whole at the correct angle?
3. I suspect I’ll have to increase the thickness of the slab with a batten where I insert the legs. Do you agree?
Many, many thanks. Paul