For my second-ever project, I built the step-up side table! It actually came together much faster than the "updated simplest console," which is listed as a starter project. However, I learned the importance of keeping square on this build!
I don't have a Kreg jig, so I followed the steps in a slightly different order since I couldn't do pocket holes. I also avoided ripping plywood to make 1x16s by using 1x12s instead. The dimensions fit my narrow space between two chairs better this way.
I LOVE this easy build and modern design. I'm pretty sure the cats are going to try to take it over, though. Thank you, Ana!