We love the long 2x6 boards with the ends capped. We also like the "X" legs connected with the lag bolt and square washer. That's a nice touch and with the minimal details added to the base, it's our perfect table.
If you check out Anna White's blog, you can find some somewhat similar designs and if you look at the pictures below, they show the top of the legs which will help with stability.
A couple of things we've researched:
- Tables are always a standard 30 in tall
- 30-34 in width means intimate seating
- 36-40 in width means you have room to place your food for serving