I believe this was my second project. I was still working out in the driveway with very few tools. I purchased a pocket-hole jig and put it to use. This table is very weak but fortunately the dozen or so shoes it can hold do not weigh very much. My finishing had improved slightly from my first project but still needed some work (to be quite honest it still does!). Again made with store-bought, dressed pine. In the old house it sat just inside the front door and held keys, mail, and of course shoes. Today it resides in the laundry room closet working hard to keep it organised.