This was a FUN PROJECT!! I tried to keep my mind out of the "GUTTER" but I just couldn't!! We have made several "Farm Tables" out of 100 year old reclaimed wood! I had a Face Book friend ask to make a 12' long farm table with a "gutter" in the middle, so she can put ice in it for dinner parties etc... We built the base out of Ceder post, then added a "gutter". Once the base and gutter was in place, we added the 100 year old "CHIPPY" wood for the top!! The legs go on last, we used the same cedar post for the legs!