This table is built out of only 2x4's - that's 5 boards for about $15! It was pretty easy and took half a day. If the fancy angles are too hard to cut safely I recommend doing 45-degree angles! I'm happy to have a nice entryway - first time my whole life! :)
I've created a post on my project blog wth instructions & pictures for anyone to make their own.
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