We have a small living room and not much space. My wife wanted a coffee table that was about the size of an ottoman. I drew up some rough sketches and made the table from Mahogany, Hickory and Ash. I steam bent the lower shelf pieces and turned the legs on a small lathe. I used a Ryobi Circular saw, Ryobi 18v cordless drill and a Ryobi Biscuit joiner.