I turned my legs (woot woot!) but you could buy legs that are 3x3" @ 18". This was a simple build using pocketholes + glue joinery and using glue + nails for the shelf and tops. To allow for seasonal expansion of wood I spaced the wood on shelf and top slightly because I built it in the dry winter.
I used a Dark Walnut stain first and went back over with a light coat ("dry brushing") of a sage green paint. Lightly distressed edges.
I have more pictures and details on my website: http://www.theprojectlady.com/2018/02/diy-tutorial-chunky-coffee-table-…
Happy building everyone! It's so rewarding, right!??
$20 for finish
$5 for screws/nails
Behr Premium Plus Indoor Paint