I need to begin by telling you all that I will never again buy a piece of furniture that requires me to use a saw to fix it up.
I thought about tiling it but that would cost a lot and as we know I don't even own a good saw let alone a tile cutter! I thought about doing a hammered metal but reminded myself that I have never welded in my life. OK back to reality........how about doing it in American Clay! YES, that is what I will do BUT I will need to put an edge on the top because American Clay will not stand up to people or things running into the corners. It would just chip off.
I went to Home Depot and picked up some plastic edge molding (4.50 a piece x 2) and spray painted it blackish brown (I alternated the oil rubbed bronze with aged copper, that was after trying out the hammered brown that I didn't like) Each of those paints were 8.00 a piece - ya, adds up!
Next I attempted to use my cheap mitre saw to cut the edges. It was a disaster. I am a guesser and I do not like measuring, so the result was 4 pieces of 1.) maybe the right size lengths and 2.) edges that were hacked through with a 2.00 tool. I also realized that to to the cuts right I would need to not just cut the wood at an angle - the actual CUT would need to be angled and my fancy garage sale saw didn't do that! I hate woodworking! But I am good at positive thinking so I still thought my table had a chance. I put the edges together and used wood glue (on my plastic) to hold the edges together. Well, I sadly realized you can't use wood glue on plastic. After waiting forever for it to dry (it was hard, I don't have a lot of patience) I picked it up and it fell apart. OK, what about super glue? That holds everything - right? Well that along with tape did do the trick.
(I did make a trip out to the home store to get some glue that will work with everything for the future)