Our foyer is a narrow space, with just one short wall for a table. As much as I craved another spot for decorating, and a place to drop keys, I didn't want to be tripping over a large table every day.
I found four porch posts at a vintage sale, brought them home, and asked my husband the engineer to built a foyer table with the posts.
He found some scrap 2x2's for the top, but was concerned that this shallow of a table wouldn't be sturdy enough for a house with four teenagers and two dogs. He had visions of this table being bumped into and literally doing "the splits."