as requested....

First of all I spent a great bit of time designing and figuring out all the dimensions using SketchUp. While my final product never perfectly matches this, it really helps give me a sense of the piece before a single cut is made. I made this table for my wife's office, so I was able to show her a couple of ideas and modify them until she was happy with the initial design...

The legs were cut out of 6/4 stock cherry down to final dimensions of 1 1/4" square (no taper). While in this state I laid out the position of the domino mortises and plunged them out. I also rough cut out the top "cradle" brackets for the top on the band saw. Using my OF 1400 router and the edge guide I used a 1/4 bit to rout out the dados for the bubinga inlay. This was a difficult to do on such narrow stock, but I did it on my MFT with clamping cawls and the festool clamping elements. After this I rounded over the edges with a 1/8" bit on the router table. I smoothed out the top cradle brackets with files, rasps and sandpaper. I used left over scrap to make inlays of ~ 1/8 in thickness and glued them into the dados I routed out. I used a forstner bit to drill out an area in each cradle bracket area for a figure 8 connector.

The top was made up of 3 boards edge glued together and cut square. While in this state, I used my OF 1400 router and guide rail adapter with the guide rail on my MFT to route two perpendicular dados 1/4 deep for the top inlay. I then made a template out of 1/4" mdf for the center section inlay. I used this to cut a piece of 1/4"+ cherry out on the bandsaw and sanded the curves with my oscillating sander. When I was happy with this, I traced the outline of the finished piece onto the table top and freehand routed out the bulk of the material. I then used chisels, rasps and sandpaper to match the curves with the inlay piece. The other inlay pieces where pretty much strait forward as they are all square.

Once I had all the inlays glued in place, I leveled out the top with hand scrapers and then used my RS2 for final flattening. At this point I flipped the board over and using the circle cutting jig I detailed in an earlier post, cut the top into the circle diameter I desired. I rounded over both sides with a 1/4" roundover bit.

The shelves were also made of 3 boards edge glued up. Each was cut square to the exact dimension to fit between the legs. I then laid out and plunged the domino mortises. I then made a template of 1/4" MDF of the same size and laid out exactly where the legs would join. From here I drew out the concave curves between the legs. I then rough cut these curves on the bandsaw and sanded then to final smoothness with the oscillating sander. I double sided taped this template to each shelf and then rough cut out the stock on the bandsaw. Then using a spiral cut bit with a guide bearing on the router table I smoothed out the curves. I then used the 1/4 roundover bit to round over these curves.

Because the legs have 1/8" roundovers on the edges, I had to do some blending to do where the concave curves of the shelves met the legs. You can see this in the second pic above. I used rasps, files and the oscillating sander for this.

At this point I sanded everything and glued the dominos in the legs.

As a side note, I then spend about a month setting up test boards and trying all types of finishing combinations as I was getting overwhelmed with finishing information and wanted to try some myself, but this is another story...

...so I finally decided on a finish of 2 coats of 1# cut garnet shellac (with a few drops of medium brown dye added), 2 coats of oil (I used General Finishes Seal-A-Cell) sanded with 400grit between and 4 coats of Daly's ClearFin (a water based Polyurethane/acrylic clear finish - 3 coats of gloss and a final coat of matte) sanded in between with 600grit.

After this I dry fitted everything together, taped around all the joinery and then glued the legs to the shelves. I then set in the top and marked where the holes for screws for the figure 8s needed to be. I drilled these and then screwed the top to the legs.

I think that's it. I'm sure this isn't the exact order, but I hope it give you the general idea.