The top pattern of this table was made using oak flooring. It turned out to be harder than I originally thought it would be. The flooring was tongue and groove and the side with the groove turned out not to be straight; rather it had a slight curve that matched up with the tongue side. This caused problems when turning the pieces perpendicular and attempting to fit them up against each other. In the end, I was able to do a little trimming to the pieces and it came out very nice. The hinged top design provides a nice place to hide TV remotes and other small items.