A hundred years ago, there was quite a high class dining table in oak, with two thick trestle legs. But unfortunately, it was not restorable. But I took the centre sections, into which 12 slightly concave facets had been worked, and turned them into mallets.
Since the legs had been laminated from 5 sections of oak before being turned, to prevent breakage I put in about 2 doz. two-inch brass screws into each. I drilled a 32mm hole through the centre of each, enlarging it with a hot iron and rasp to make slight oval. The ash handles are also reclaimed material.
The rest of the table has been rendered into charcoal. (Which kept me warm in the process and also enabled me to draw down a couple of forgings)