We have a hallway end that needed an accent table. Recently my wife ran across a table in a “Room and Board” catalog that she really liked. So I copied the design and rescaled it to better fit our hallway. My version is 36”W x 34”H x 12”D. To save a little $, I made it out of cherry plywood and edge banded the face with some beautiful cherry cut from a tree felled on my property. The finish is tung oil with just a little bit of mission cherry stain added to bring out some color. I prefer to let the cherry darken with age naturally rather than use much stain. When the weather warms up I’ll probably add a layer of polyurethane just to protect it.
The last picture is from the Room and Board catalog which I used to base the design upon. They also have another version that is basically the same except twice as wide.