Super easy to build and looks fairly nice.
Step 1: Materials Needed
10 - 1×3×8
2 boxes of 1 1/4 wood screws
pocket hole jig
Step 2: Cuts and Build
This is a pretty basic design. The concept is the same for both the stools and Hallway table. Measure out how tall and wide you want. My hallway table was about 3ft×42in×7in and my stools were about 24in×16in×10in. Make your cuts and use the pocket hole jig to place the pieces together.
Step 3: Build the Frame and Top
combine all pieces together to build your frame then cut and combine the table top. I made sure I would have a 1 1/2in lip on all sides for the top.
Step 4: Stain and Polyurethane
Sand first! Time to stain these bad boys :) I put one coat of stain and about 5 or 6 coats of poly
Step 5: Enjoy What You Made
Not too shabby. it only cost me about $80 to make and I got two stools and a hallway table out of it.