I am very pragmatic when it comes to designing furniture. These maple cube side tables were originally built to hide my air compressor, which I used for my airbrush. If you ever looked at an air compressor, they are not exactly objects of beauty, and I was tired of having one hanging around the apartment all day, collecting dust, and generally looking sullen.
Not shown are insert trays that I used to hold my airbrush and other supplies.
I don't use my compressor much anymore. But it's still in there, sulking.