I posted this in my blog a trillion years ago and people kept asking me if I had posted it on Craftster yet. I needed a new kitchen table badly (I have a gorgeous old one that belonged to my grandparents that was too small for my family, so I refinished it and use it as my craft desk) but couldn't find the size I need (wide enough that my kids can't kick each other and long enough to work on crafts at one end and still have room to eat dinner at the other). Finally gave up and built my own for under 50 bucks. Premade legs, Big piece of wood routed along the side (Home Depot will do this for you).....stain and a trillion coats of poly.http://www.bellaonline.us/~jewelrymaking/table.gif
People ask me about the funky hutch in the picture too...it is a junk furniture store find (the hutch and base didn't actually belong together). Base coat of cream, and then I did a peeling paint red top coat over it to match my red Ikea table chairs!