Have you heard of Ana White's Website?
If not, now you have. And if you like to make things - like furniture, then you have
hit a gold mine of free information. Ana builds things and she shares the PDF patterns
on line - FOR FREE !!! Not only that but her plans look like designer pieces
right out of a catalogue.
How about a child's picnic table? Here is the pattern link
Here are instructions to get you started if this is your first project.
And to finish the project just right, go here