My projects are crafted with what we call here in Florida “deadhead lumber”. The term refers to lumber cut from logs that have been underwater for a long time. The wood is cured in an oxygen free environment ( anaerobic) and in most cases is old first growth timber. Very stable, tight growth rings and with a unique patina from the tannic acid waters of Florida’s rivers and streams. A state license is required to salvage these logs and I buy directly from the guy who brings them up off the bottom. How green can you get? This was an alternate entry in the Knot Contest but I like the boxes better. This particular projecy ended up as a letter box ( with knot) that measures 10×14, envelope storage in the lid and removable tray over stationary space. Most of my work is influenced by oriental aesthetics and as David Pye says ” There’s beauty in imperfection”. Eight coats of satin poly mixed with Watco Natural and wet sanded between coats with 300 to 600 grit.