Inspired by some of Ana's examples and working with the Kreg jig I recently purchased, I put my own spin on the farm table, which will be our new dining room table. It's seven feet and will seat 8. I special ordered the legs from a local lumber store, since it's otherwise near impossible to find untreated 4x4s. However, I got two 8-foot 4x4s for only $9 apiece, which I think's a pretty good deal. The top I made using a biscuit joiner, since the boards (2 1x10s and 2 1x12s) were really too wide to join with pocket screws (or are they? has anyone joined this size with pocket screws?). I may have over-engineered the corner braces but I will say the thing seems solid as a rock, there is no sway. I used hanger bolts to attach the legs to the braces, which may have been going overboard. I was again convinced that the miter saw may be the best invention ever, but was also glad for the tools I accumulated in my past life (i.e., before having kids put a stop on these sorts of projects for several years). I plan to finish with Watco Danish Oil (probably a mix of their cherry and natural tints). I'm very pleased with the results, and thanks to Ana for convincing me I could do it.