I decided to give the Tryde Side table as one of my first projects. The plans I found on this site were easy to follow and the project was easy to complete. I modified the plans slightly. I used cedar 4x4s although much more expensive I thought they would finish better than "wet" treated lumber. Since I am a new woodworker with a new "toy" (Kreg Master Kreg Jig Kit) I decided to use pocket hole joinery to assemble the top and the attach the top to the legs. This method had many less screw holes to fill and finish.
I stained and poly'd this one but the next one(s) I may paint. I saw a post where the person modified the table to include a 1x4 top rather than 2x4s. I may try that on the next one too. It should be much lighter using 1 x 4s .
Here's a couple of pics showing the final product.
I could not upload the pics.. got a 404 error. Does anyone have suggestions on how to fix that?