Just finished this little project. Same white oak I used on the two tables – with Watco fruitwood Danish and wipe on wax. Used this to practice making a round piece – started with jig saw, then table saw (you actually can come pretty close to cutting on a curve), then finally belt and random orbital sanders. Not showing you the back – the cut out for the mechanism is very rough – started with 1/4” forstner bit, then chiseled out the remainders, then finally tried the rounter (mounted in the table). Next time – a top bearing bit with a template!! Although its a bit rough in spots, I like the grain.