A couple of weekends ago I went and visited my parents. My dad and I made an end table from spare parts he had laying around in his shop. The legs and frame were made out of some nice hardwood pieces.
We used dowel joints to hold together the frame. This is an easy way to make a strong, seamless joint. Lots more info about this type of joint is available online, for example here. Having a self-centering doweling jig helps with making precisely aligned holes.
I brought the frame back to RMM, applied several coats of polyurethane finish (sanding in between each coat), and attached the top with some little wooden blocks similar to these. The end result is a nice little table to hold my record player: