i figure its time to post a picture of something i built. i guess its sort of a shaker style coffee table with a twist. the table measures 54” x 24” x 18”. it is made entirely out of maple. i started out with the legs, glued up 3 pieces of 13/16” x 2 5/16” x 18” boards, then ran them through a wide belt sander untill they were 2 1/4” x 2 1/4”, cut them to size at 17 1/4”. the lower 6 inches taper on the 2 outside faces to 1 3/4”. the apron on top and bottom is 3/4” x 2 1/4” maple with a beaded profile on top and bottom, pocket screwed to the legs, then another piece of 3”4” maple glued to the back side of the apron to cover the pocket holes and add strength. the backer on the bottom apron stops 1” shy of the top of the apron to allow for the 3/4” slats that make up the bottom of the table. the slats are 6 1/4” wide with a 1/2” space in between each one. the slats sit 1/4” down from the top of the lower apron. the top is made of 3/4” x 3” maple mitered in the corners and set up with biscuits and miter clamps, and glued and clamped to the upper apron and legs. the top had an ogee profile. the top is rabatted 1/2” x 1/2”. 1/4 inch door bumpers were placed in the rabbat, and the 1/4” piece of glass sits perfectly flush with the top. the table was then sprayed with black laquer, i then broke the edges and corners with sand paper and rubbed stain on the raw wood to give it the distressed look, then sprayed with three coats of 15% sheen clear laquer topcoat. i built this in 4 hours after work one day with no plans, just an idea that popped into my head, and then sprayed it the following day on my breaks and lunch. it is 100% hardwood maple and very heavy. the only fastners in it are the 4 biscuits and 16 pocket screws, the rest is all glue, no mortises or tenons or dowells.