I was in the wood room at my old school and saw this piece of maple that was an off-cut from a 18 foot, straight, clean board. The piece was being trashed because of the large crack running through the middle. Seemed like a nice coffee table top to me. And in case you are wondering there are bow ties on the underside to keep the crack from spreading.
Burmese Teak base
I have been wanting to try this joint for a while. I'm not sure what it is called, but it is a through mortise and tenon with small haunch on the inside curve that corresponds to the angle in the leg.