This began as an attempt to draw images on the wood using wood stain and white paint. The stain goes on first and then I drew the image and filled in the white areas. Took several layers of white. Unfortunately in the end the top somehow developed(or I never noticed) a strong warp on one end so I now have the top part as a wall art hanging in the house. May try to redo a new top design in the next months. The top is actually 9 seperate pieces of wood screwed into a thin plywood support base, then attached to the shelves.