It just took a little longer than I thought it would to get it *just* right.
It's perfect! He got to take it to my Dad's shop (where they make cabinets) to finish it the right way, after a little trial and a lot of error here at the house. Luckily, wood is very forgiving and a good sanding covers a multitude of sins!
I'm really enjoying kicking back on the couch with my feet up on the table : )
Thanks, Erik! Thanks, Knock Off Wood! (...and I did help a little, right?)
Up next: a console table and a hutch for the kitchen...