More projects from trimming my cherry tree a couple years ago. My son loves Pokemon cards, I love it when they are not all over the house…here is my attempt at a solution. Notice it is empty :)
I made it before I knew how easy and useful splines are. Next time I need to trim my flowering plum I will dry out some spline stock.
If you haven’t milled your own boards from firewood it is easy and fun. I cut strips on the bandsaw after keeping the logs in the garage for a couple of months. I stickered the boards on pieces of ripped plywood for a year. Every once in a while I flip the boards when I am bored. It has been great. I also use my maple trimmings for turning blanks. Just sit em in the dry garage for a year, drawknife off the bark and throw it on the lathe.
I am a beginner woodworker, but now I want to lower my cholesterol so I have years and years to practice.