I made this table a couple years ago for my wife. She wanted a table to fit in our entryway so that we could have a place to put some more stuff to dust. I thought I could make one, and at the time was into welding, was starting to get interested in woodworking, and this is what I came up with.
The base is made of half inch angle iron welded together. The decoration on the sides is a whole lot of washers welded together by their edges to make a kind of wave design. (That part took about as long as you would think.) The top is a panel of planed and jointed construction grade pine 2×4s. The top is finished with a stain I can’t remember, and an excessive amount of poly. The metal base was rattle-canned black.
Its not the greatest table, but I like it because it was the best I could do at the time, and it is certainly the only one.