Thanks. I'm hoping to do one with a book matched top one day. I've just got to find a board wide and thick enough.
I followed the plans from this: http://www.finewoodworking.com/2012/05/31/shaker-inspired-hall-table - I had to do a few conversions from imperial to metric so it's not quite the same.
The finish I generally use is Sam Maloofs. 1 part linseed oil, 1 part tung oil and 1 part satin polyurethane. Followed by beeswax melted though Tung and linseed oil.
Me too! My wife isn't though She likes things to be 'rustic'. If it was up to her, it would be made of pallets!