Apartment foo-nishing - Page 27
I don't know exactly why a countertop with a mitered edge on supports and a table with a mitered edge on supports would require more weight per square foot.
I thought you were advocating a block of marble for the coffee table...
Chiming in...making it is not a terrible idea. I Have made number of my own furniture pieces. Few warnings about MDF. I find it chips easily during assembly,don't cut it indoors, that crap is terrible to inhale, and painting it can be bit touchy if you are looking for a mirror finish. that being said, you can make a nice piece if you are handy for sub 200$