Here is my hunk(s) of wood. 8/4 walnut from a local shop. Trued up the sides and planed to thickness.
Step 1: Floating Tenon Jig
I whipped one up and made some maple floating tenons from scrap.
Step 2: Glue Up
Added some dowels between the tenons and glued it up between a couple of bow clamps. Cross cut the ends on a sliding table saw.
Step 3: Filled Any Cracks.
Used a mixture of wood glue, sanding dust and water. Then added some cross braces on the bottom to help ensure it stays flat.
Step 4: That First Coat..
Vinyl sanding sealer then a few coats of precatalyzed lacuer. Applied with a continuous feed airmix kremlin spray gun.
Step 5: Added Some Hairpin Legs.
Thanks for looking y'all.