We used 3/4" birch plywood and glued 1/2" thick x 3" wide wood pieces in a herringbone pattern to make the top. We used 1 x 3 oak boards for the trim. The wood is a variety including walnut, maple, cherry, sassafras, etc. We ordered the metal hairpin legs.
We started with a base stain of Danish Oil in Dark Walnut. Once that dried, we went back over that with a very light coat of Minwax gray wash oil based stain. We used 4 coats Laquer for the top coat.
Easy build and we love how it turned out!