This was an assignment at school the requirements were to have tapered legs and a veneered top (i made a smaller veneered top to suit the assignment but put the solid one on to take it home) it also had to have a drawer. instead of building the project they had for us to build i brought in this design i found in a fine woodworking and altered it so it would have a drawer.
a couple of firsts for me on this one, i had to make a taper jig for the planer to suit the length of my legs, make a drawer, i cut a hole in the front and made a router template to clean it up for the drawer opening and it was the first time i stained anything. We are fortunate enough to have a fully equipped spray booth so spray lacquer was the finish.
this was my first big project. we made smaller tables and stools but this one kept e busy for a few weeks worth of classes.
The top is cherry, it`s the one board i cut in the middle and joined together, and the base is oak with an ebony stain.the drawer is Baltic birch plywood.