cover a table in zinc
Evoking pre-World War II metal bar tops that could take a beating, tables finished in zinc develop a charming patina as they age
DIY Aged Zinc Top Table - I don't have a friend who owns a steel shop, so this may not be do-able, but I have always loved the inspiration table.
DIY instructions for making a zinc top table. Dining table could be used inside or outside. Galvanized sheet metal was used to keep the cost low.