The client wanted a special coffee table with a baseball theme. We decided on a coffee table that had baseball bats for legs.
I was able to find real, used wooden baseball bat and then cut them so that the top of the bat is on the top of the table. It appears as though the bat is going through the table.
A lower shelf is suspended from the top. Both surfaces are made of white oak with a black walnut "frame". The effect is much like a baseball diamond.