This table can seat 5 to 6 people comfortably.
Step 1: Get Some Bowling Alley Wood
This might be the deal breaker. I was lucky enough to have someone give a bunch of it to me for free!
Step 2: Make It Round
Of course you don't have to make it round if you don't want to. I had to add a bunch of strips to complete the circle.
Step 3: Secure the Sides
The top of the base is shown here just to verify it would be big enough. You can attach the extra boards in many ways; I chose screws.
Step 4: Sand and Finish
Sand the crap out of it starting at 80 grit and working down to 220. I used several coats of poly shade and then more coats of regular poly for the finish.
Step 5: Slap It on a Base
You could find a base you like or make one yourself. I made this one from free plans found at woodgears.ca. Just make sure the base is sturdy. That baby weighs a ton. Actually about 0.1 ton.