I saw this on One Kings Lane and thought it was a great idea. Many of us have Chinese garden stools in our homes and gardens - as you might imagine, I have quite a few. I love the idea of topping it with a tray to turn it into a side table. This would work perfectly with a blue and white Chinese garden stool and a round or hexagonal tray - I need to try this. One could use a lacquer tray for a modern vibe or a vintage silver or brass one for a more elegant look.