Designed in Rhinoceros 3D
The concept for this tabletop came from a floor design for a geodesic dome. I wanted to geometrically transition from 3 (the triangle in the middle), to 8 (the octagon on the outside). I started by cutting shapes from scrap materials, and the project transformed into the following table design with a complimentary base. I consider the base a prototype, as I'd love to redo it in a nicer wood someday. If I were to build a similar design again, I would definitely consider attaching the table-top pieces with biscuits for added strength.
No fancy code or algorithms used. The geometry is all designed by hand, using Rhino's snapping tools.
The Rhino (.3dm) file is attached if you want to explore the design, or make one yourself.