Wanted to build a nice sofa table to go underneed the large canvas behind my couch. I wanted something more simple and robust to suit my taste, but also wanted to be able to give it a nice rustic look to to suit what my wife wanted. The kentwood bookshelf fit the bill perfectly.
General Finishes Brown Mahogany Dye Stain - $26 pint
General Finishes High performance Polyurethane Satin - $32 quart
General Finishes High performance Polyurethane Matte - $32 quart
Kilz Premium Primer - $21 gallon
Bher Premium Plus Ultra Flat Enamel Pain - $30 gallon
1x12x8 common board - $20
1x6 poplar - $2.55 per foot
I would say your total for this project would be around 300 bucks, but it can be done a lot cheaper. Using cheaper products like Minwax stains and Varathane Polyurethane. You can also use common board through out and just paint the whole thing. A lot of the items I used this project I already had laying around the house. All in all I maybe spent 60 bucks for the stuff I didnt already have.
General Finishes High Performance Polyurethane. Satin for top and Matte for the base
Kilz Premium Primer
Bher Premium Plus Ultra Flat Enamel paint