Melissa was looking at Pintrest and ran across this neat coffee table design. Our previous coffee table was a large 1970's tempered glass circle atop gilded tentacles. We had spray painted the gold paint with hammered bronze paint, to remove some of the late sixties and early seventies gaudiness. While the previous table was battle proven, Lauren was crawling up on the glass table and slid the top off inadvertently. So we decided to fashion up a new coffee table. We went with a gray weathered stain. I also beefed up the plan with some biscuits between the boards.