I was commissioned by a friend to make a table that would fit behind her sofa and between the wall. It couldn't be more than 5" wide and woudl wrap around an "L" shape sofa. She didn't want it to push the sofa out and take up valuable living room space.
I built this out of reclaimed oak. Mostly oak pallets. I stripped the pallets, resawed them to 1.5 inches wide and then glued them to a solid 1x5. Since the legs wouldn't be seen, I would made them out of pine 1x3. I mitered the ends to let the top wrap around the sides. The stained used was General Finish Gel (JAVA) and satin top coat.
Over all, it turned out nice and my client loved it: