This pair of side tables will both be tucked in between a couch and a side chair, so the base will generally not be visible. The bases are very simple, with tapered legs. The tops, however, are the showpieces. They are made of curly cherry, shown in the two pictures at right. Both pictures are of the same top, but from opposite sides. From one side, the curly pattern looks almost glowing but does not stand out as clearly. Moving to the other side of the table, the curly pattern shows as dark. My wife calls this the scorched earth view, you can tell which view she likes better. These tables are finished in a durable polyurethane.