This is a work in progress because the glass isn’t working for me as it is. I want to replace it with a nice peach color and then try to find clear or translucent white glass to rest on top.
The joint I came up with to attach the walnut legs to this neat white metal piece I found at the Rebuilding Center works like this: the leg is two pieces rabbited all the way down. At the top the two pieces are hand-carved to match the inner and outer curves of the metal as closely as possible. The fasteners you see in the center thread into brass inserts inside the leg so that you don’t see them on the other side.