This build-it-yourself table by a first time furniture builder is one of the sharpest we’ve seen in a long time. The construction and craftsmanship look like that of an experienced builder. They explain the process which includes re-usable materials.
This is a table built out of old pine & fir joists I bought at a Recycling & Salvage place up in Chicago. The dimensions and design came from a table that was at the store up there, but that they refused to sell. So I took measurements and photos, and bought the wood I thought I needed to build the same thing. It’s my first shot at furniture, and as long as I go really slow, it might work out all right.
More photos of the table here and here.