Here is an end table I have built several times. I used 2 x 2’s for the legs and the skirt under the table top and the support under the bottom shelf. The tabletop is one 1 x 12 and two 1 x 3 ‘s put together with a Kreg Jig. I finished the legs and bottom shelf with two coats of two in one spray on primer and white paint. The top I finished with Minwax espresso stain and a couple coats of spray on polyurethane clear finish.