This simple yet strong gridwork side table has a number of interesting twists. The legs are cuffed, and have a reverse taper on the two outer faces, moving from narrower at the top to wider at the bottom. The aprons are made up of four grid structures built using a series of carefully placed half-lap joints. The pinwheel top adds a special flare, giving you the chance to use an inlaid tile or contrasting wood. All these contemporary design elements might seem complicated, but construction of this table is quite straightforward.

from Fine Woodworking #221