This is my first attempt at making a small wooden object. I have been collecting various bits of hardwoods in anticipation of giving this type of project a try (plus I have a couple of weeks off to actually have some time to do this). The corner pieces are east India rosewood the front, back and sides are cherry. The top is a beautiful piece of quarter sawed oak, I believe, I picked this up in Japan on a business trip and I couldn’t read the Kanji label. Next time I’m there (in a few weeks) I will see if I can get an interpreter, find out what it is and pick up some more.
This is a thank you gift to my daughter’s boy friend that has been helping her deal with multiple food allergies while attending college.