This coffee table was made from timber from an old red gum shop table and merbau 35x35mm lengths.
The original table is pulled apart.
Checked what a Danish oil finish would look like with a small sample.
The table top is made up of the leg sections of the old table. Use a table saw to split the legs into 35 x 80 x 800 lengths.
Sand each of the 4 lengths till they are reasonably similar to each other. Old holes can be filled up with araldite and coffee grounds. Laminate together and clamp.
plane and sand down with a 80 / 150 / 240 grit sander
Add 3 layers of Danish oil spaced a day apart
Wait a week then apply 4-5 layers of oil based satin wipe on poly. Wait 8-12 hours between each coat.
Build a cubic leg structure on lengths of 34mm merbau lengths.
Prior to adding the legs, paint them in primer and then 2 layers of duplicolor matte black automotive paint. This gives the wood a powdered steel like appearance.