When I got my new table saw it arrived on a pallet. I had this idea of putting together small pieces of different wood for a wall unit/decoration. I took the pallet apart and cleaned up the wood and was pleasantly surprised to see the red oak and what I think is pine. I added the mohogany between alternating oak/pine slats and made one small shelve to hold the Tivoli Radio that I bought for my wife. The pieces are glued onto a sheet of plywood and mounted onto the wall. The piece is finished with a couple coats of polyurethane. The 2 pieces on either side of the unit I painted a couple of years ago just before I got into woodworking. I plastered over the 2 inch pine stair treads that i recycled before painting.