48.5" square by 16.75" in height.
3 x 2x4s
1 x 2x10
2 pieces of 8' trim
1 sheet of plywood.
16 pieces of 12x12" birchwood laminate
1 screw gun with two batteries.
1 box of screws
1 box of trim nails
6 colors of Acrylic Paint and paint brushes.
Red Mohagany Stain and application rags.
Step 1: Design Document
Each 1 of the 16 sheets was determined to have a perfect square of a pre-assigned color palate In order to keep it straight, I used a spreadsheet for the color assignments. My adorable minion helped to draw out and pattern.
Step 2: Box Build
You'll need screws and a speed square.
I also recommend sinking your screw holes ot make it nice looking.
Not pictured, with a table of this size (48" square, you'll be wanting to put in a middle cross piece for strength).
Each leg was sunk with 3 screws on the face and a second set of screws on the edge.
Step 3: Paint!
Step 4: Stain and Polyurethane
Glue. Lots of glue.
Each piece needed to be placed appropriately. I used nails to square in the first corner and then slowly glued and put in each piece like a puzzle. Once done, you weight everything down with boards and heavy block. (This takes about a day).
Let the glue dry and then get your stained trim out. Glue that on and apply trim nails to make sure it will stay right where you'd like it to stay.
After your glue is dry, get out the polyurethane. I used 4-6 coats and filled in all the cracks and crannies. It was a fun table to build and immediately functional.