I like going to Goodwill. It helps others and I find some nice bargains. http://www.goodwill.org/
When we first moved into our new home I needed some bookshelves. I found some at Goodwill!
I also found this. It's the top to a china cabinet.
I pictured it as a really nice bookshelf.
I added some feet that I bought at Lowes. Here are the feet waiting to be stained.
Here it is with it's new legs. Later I realized it needed two more in the front.
It needed a top for it since the top was open.
First I used a router to make a lip for a top to sit on. I later decided it had to have more support than that and I added some cross beams.
I cut a template from cardboard and then traced it onto some plywood then cut it out with a jigsaw.
A nice sturdy top.
Then put a mosaic made from cut stained-glass on the top. It has some roses and some violins.