In wood shop i made a mantel clock. I used wenge from Africa. I used it because it looks sweet, with the light and dark grains. It was hard to work with because it was a hard wood but yet it is brital wood, so it liked to splinter out. It was also hard to make sure that my trim was straight because the grain on the wenge is crazy and it goes every which way so when it was straight it look crooked. For my trim I used Maple to contrast with the dark grains. For my clock works I bought one the plays music like a grandfather clock.