I bought this 4 foot long walnut log and held onto it trying to figure out how I could ever use this odd piece of highly figured wood. I figured out a method of cutting the log on the bandsaw in multiple ways to get a book matched top as well as hollowing out most of the good wood on the inside, okay, it was a little scary of a cut. I textured the whole inside of the log as if a beaver had cleaned it out for me, and then reglued things back into the half log again. The wood from inside, I then used to make the cradle that holds the bench. There was a little donut shaped rock I found on the seashore and used that to help hold the door open and direct the cord into the box when the lid closed. Box, bench and sculpture in one.
- Conversion Varnish