So you take one seriously grotty, old, dry, termite ridden, rotting chunk of gumtree (Eucalyptus)
Strip off as much of the rot & termite crud as you can with a crowbar
Slice it on a bandsaw
And admire the beauty within after a little sanding and a quick coat of liquid wax
You never can judge a book by its cover
-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.