This is a project I completed in Feb of 2013. I saw a post from another guy who made just the slat table back in 2011 & a post of the just pipe table base. Those inspired me to combine the 2 projects - the result is above. The table is super sturdy weighing in around 100lbs. Since then, I've bolted my table saw & miter saw to it.
I remember that finding the individual pipes wasn't as easy as I thought. Home Depot & Lowes only had so many pieces in the sizes I needed. I had to order a few parts from Amazon which was more expensive due to the shipping weight. I used 4 types of wood & 3 finishes which worked out to provide enough variety in shading. The hard woods are NOT easy to drill, so I'm going to stay away from them next time. Perhaps I can find the nickel finished pipes like the guy in the original post used. Please leave a comment with suggestions if you know where to find them.
I also had a garden bed project that used a similar style for the framing. Pics of that are below.