One of my friends asked me to build her this coffee table after seeing the gray one I built, so that's how I spent my weekend. She wanted something a little bit bigger than the original table I had built, so for this, I used 1x12 boards, and increased the height of the table by an inch and a half so she can add some slightly larger baskets underneath. My brad nailer is out of commission at the moment, so for this project, I used ¾" pocket holes and 1 ¼" kreg screws. I used a hammer and finishing nails and a bunch of glue for the 45 degree braces. I filled gaps with wood filler, then went crazy with my sander. I finished this project with Varathane American Walnut stain, then sealed with two coats of Minwax Satin Polyurethane.
Minwax Satin Polyurethane