I rescued a really sturdy window with tempered glass panes from the curb, and decided it needed to be a coffee table. I cut down some old bannister rails (from a friend's backyard) for legs. The window and legs are framed with inexpensive pine boards.
Tools: Kreg Jig, Drill, and hand saw
Finish: Benjamin moore "twilight," minwax "red mahogany" stain, and minwax wipe-on poly