I am working with Eastern White Pine. I have 12' slabs, approximately 2.5" thick, with live edge and I am making a bar top. The final finish is planned to be clear epoxy. This is for a bar in an interior, above-grade, conditioned space.
The bar is "L"-shaped, approximately 11' long turning 90 degrees to a section approximately 3' long. This 3' return projects toward the barkeep - the patrons are on the long side. The bar top projects toward the patrons approximately 12" from the front of the wall that supports the bar.
Regarding the design, the first thought for the turn was to do a mitered joint. A second thought was to perhaps do the turn with two mitered joints (with a section of live edge between the joints) to make the corner more "curved."
This eventually led to a third thought: What if we put a cross-cut section of log/stump in the corner, with the adjoining slabs shaped around it. The idea is to have a large enough "round" piece that the "point" of the corner is the exposed live edge of the "round" piece. This would also provide visual interest as the end-grain of the round would show the rings of the tree, while the slabs would show grain (generally) running the length of the bar.
I have been unable to find any examples of this kind of design in my google searches. It might simply be that I am unaware of the proper terms to search. Or it could be that such a design looks stupid in practice, or is not practical to create. I see lots of tables that are cross sections of interesting trees. I see lots of tables and bars that are made from slabs. I cannot find examples the combine the two.
Is this option a viable design?