This weekend I made an end table for my living room. Its in the style of two night stands I made, this one for the tool at hand contest, and this second one! The legs of this series of small tables are getting increasingly eccentric. To build it, I started with three pieces of 2×12 lumber, and a 1/2″ diameter dowel rod. I avoided using metal fasteners, and instead used only wood glue and 8 3″ long dowel pegs to attach the legs to ensure that sculpting the table with my chainsaw-blade-equipped angle grinder would be safe(r). To save some labor with the grinder, I actually cut some of the zig-zag legs with a band saw first. Even with the pre-cutting, I ended up making 1.5 cubic feet of wood chips and saw dust.