I’d seen a video of somebody making a round table by using this method to make a chunky top and then just cutting a circle out of it. This seemed a bit of a waste to me, after all wouldn’t an octagonal table look more interesting? I think it does, but I’ll admit the legs took a bit of figuring out!
This table is treated with an outdoor grade varnish, so can be used inside and out. I would suggest bringing it in over the winter months to extend the lifespan as much as possible.