Sadly, I found out that even leftover marble is charged at the same per foot price as a beautiful, brand new slab (at the few places I tried, anyway), which means table tops would ring in around $400!! I'm going to keep shopping and hopefully find a bargain. I don't want to spend a lot of money on this project, but I can't get this idea out of my head:
It may or may not have my name scribbled on it, for a side table project. Welded legs, square stone top? But, seriously, it's spendy too, so I might just ogle this photo from time to time and keep my eye on the prize. Although scraps of stone aren't a bargain, did you know there's garbage bins full of free, smaller hunks? My mother-in-law uses pieces as trivets on her table and it looks so beautiful and earthy. I've been told I can raid the garbage bin at one stone yard, so now I'm seriously trying to find my rock tumbler...