I love the look of a zinc wrapped table top, so I decided to knock-off the Pottery Barn "Abbott" table.
The top was from an old kitchen table that I cut down to size. I had access to a sheet metal break to crease the edges of the zinc. I used counter top adhesive to attach the sheet metal to the wood top, and soldered the corners together for a clean seam.
The legs were posts from an old pallet. It took some math to figure what angle I needed to cut the ends at, but it wasn't too bad. To notch the posts together, I first lined up the posts to create the "x" and ascribed where they crossed. Then, I set the blade of my circular saw one-half the thickness of the post. Next, made several passes through the marked area, about 1/8" apart. All I had to do at that point was knock out the thin strips of wood and scrape the space with my chisel.
I attach the top to the table base, I simply pre-drilled 4 holes in the top end of each post, then flipped the top upside down. I then just had to line up each corner of the top and base and drive in 2" wood screws.