I desperately needed a podium to help me stay organized while I lectured in the classroom. After learning that none where available at my school or even in the county, I decided to "give it a go" and tried making one myself. This is what I came up with! You can access a step-by-step tutorial at http://sawgrasshome.com/
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.