You don’t have to build a table to take advantage of this method. Mat Brown made shelves using chestnut wood that had cracks in it. He used the same process so you can do the same on a smaller scale.
Mat has instructions for the shelf he made that glows, along with more pictures, over on his blog, Shinium. Please check it out.
To see what’s involved with making a table like Mike’s, here’s the video he made. Also check out his tutorial on Instructables.