Commenced last post and progressing quickly.
Here is the piece of the slab that I have chosen for the top.
It has a natural edge for much of one side, and I propose to make this the leading edge, with the other long edge against the wall.
It will be held in place by buttons - these have been sawn from a scrap piece of camphor laurel, and will allow the table-top to move seasonally with wet and dry weather.
The finished and assembled table frame. The legs are tapered on the insides and straight on their two outside faces. This adds a look of some elegance - to my eye anyway :) .
Sanding through all grades of grit from 100 to 400 before a series finishing coats is applied.
Happy shavings to all.