This video shows the attachment of the legs for the Game Table, "Game On". These support both the curved bit as well as the top. The legs, which are tapered, do indeed pierce the top. It was tricky but worth all the head scratching. Reviewing the video reminded me of the expression "we all put our trousers on, one leg at a time", and today was one of those days.
Because lest anyone thinks I or any other wood worker/artist (who has been at it professionally for around 27 years) is by now exempt from screw-ups, then you are severely mistaken. I was reminded yet again today that the finishing process can, has, and did once again kick my ass. And it seems to happen most often, when I am being the most conscientious, methodical and all that. I do indeed put my pants on one leg at a time.