I have been working on this table off and on for a couple of weeks now and I am so excited to finally have it built and finished. You might remember my complaint that none of my furniture fits my current home's spaces and my kitchen tablewas no exception, only it was far too small rather than too large like most of my other pieces. Since we spend quite a bit of time in this space I decided to tackle it first. I planned to build this a tad differently originally, but after some sort of revelation recently, I decided it would be even more satisfying to build what I envision using materials and supplies I already have. So... what you see before you is actually constructed entirely of 2x4's including the table top. And these are not your beautiful select lumber 2x4 studs, but your down and dirty, horrible quality, utterly cheap studs with knots and cracks galore. So, with a little elbow grease and a lot of sanding, she is now absolutely gorgeous. Just goes to show you don't need to purchase expensive materials or have super expensive specialty tools to get the job done.