I am looking for a round dining table made of wenge (or some kind of very dark brown wood) and glass, similar to the Occa table. However, I don't want to spend any more than $500, if possible. Do you have any suggestions?
Dear Tai, seriously man, the Occa for $899 is not a bad price for what you want, and we are seriously challenged to find something like that for any less. The glass alone will run you about $300-$400. For super cheap, we think you are going to have to put this together yourself.
The tricky thing is the base. Getting a round shape with wood is complicated. If you switch to a rectangular base, you will have a much easier time of it and we would recommend Wood-O-Rama on the upper west side to give you tips and sell you the wood AND the stain.
Another good resource for this kind of thing is Room and Board. They sell table tops and bases individually. Their 48" frosted glass top (round) is $349.