I have a huge collection of fossils, shells, rocks, and other natural artifacts. I also had an old shitty table with particleboard insets. I decided to cut those out, build a shadow box, , a drawer, new legs, and get a custom-cut glass top (extra thick so my pets can jump on it without fear of breaking).
It’s not exactly well built or anything. But I’m pretty pleased with it for someone who hasn’t a clue what he’s doing.
Here was the process: