My daughter bought a nice looking cheap coffee table a few months ago, only to find out that it wasnt even real wood but ply board with a large wood-like sticker on top. It started peeling around the edges so we sanded it down and papercrafted/scrapbooked it, then had a piece of glass cut to fit the top. She luvs it & I think it turned out great!
I have wish listed this and am hoping this is a big hint! Would make a great reading/knitting nook for the front porch. Today I got to enjoy being outside, warmed by the sun, birds chirping, squirrels chattering & a good book. Beautiful day, nice change from the long winter!