The timbers for the house had large pieces of doug fir used to brace the dormers for delivery. They were about 20' long and trapezoidal in shape. With Sam's help, I ripped one down into a long board and two short for use in building this table base. Now, I'm using some of the left over ceiling stock, also doug fir, for the table top. We're getting there... when done, it will be around 7.5' x around 38" wide, plenty for seating 10.