In Christmas Season 2010 I built a custom sewing table for my wife as her present. I finished in February, so it was a little late but I earned tons of points because I did a great job. This desk is solid red oak (no cheap plywood). My wife came up with the inlay design and the cuts, we did order the legs from a great wood worker who specializes in custom table legs (If I could remember his name I would definitely encourage you to do business with him). The inlays were also purchased, everything else is all me. I did a hand rubbed oil finish to a semi-gloss look.
Below is the process of building this table. I started with a sharp pencil, had “help” from my dog ‘Nilla, and you can see the rest for yourself.