This is a table I built for my self, an end table for my living room. It is made from Black Walnut that my girl friends father had stored at his house pre-Katrina. It cleaned up well. The finish is a wipe on Polyurethane, which I have decided I really like, a little more labor intensive because I tend to put quite a few coats on. Pocket joinery was used to connect everything, no glue. I really want to start learning about mortise and tenon as I believe it gives a lot stronger joint. The idea for this table came from a project that was posted previously here on LJ, wish I could remember who it was in order to give them credit for it. The tiles I picked up from the RE-STORE (Habitat for Humanity) for a whopping $1.50 each.