To attach, simply find the center of the table and mark:
Then before attaching, if you are wanting to stain it, do so now. First lightly sand with a fine sand paper, then proceed. We went with the same stain we used on the bench in the nursery, Dark Walnut:
J normally wears gloves when staining, but this apparently our gloves had seen their last day because who knew 110+ degrees doesn’t help. This is what happened when he tried to put it on, haha:
We only did one coat of the stain, and wiped it off after about 45 seconds. We chose not to seal it this time, because I honestly want that look of it being beat up. I know that by having water glasses on there, and just life in general, this table top could look pretty great all weathered. Now, if we change our minds down the road, then we can simply sand and re stain.