Using an 8 ft long 4x4, liquid nails, nails, chalkboard paint, stain and wax.
The bottom is a stain grade pine round purchased at Home Depot.
The base is 2) 4x4's glued and nailed together and on each side 4x4 halves are glued and nailed to the seams to make the base nice and chunky. The pine round is glued, screwed and nailed to the base. The game board is glued and nailed to the top.
It turned out super sturdy.
Pretty - too!
The boys in my house will enjoy it as a checkerboard table when they discover it.