Over the last week I have been working on this Ping Pong Paddle which I call the 'Butterfly Tree.' I began by cutting the tree pattern and inlaying it into the background; I found out this takes a lot longer than I thought being that it is only one piece! The paddle is constructed of mahogany for the main tree section, walnut for the main paddle background, olive for the handle grips, and birds-eye cherry for the butterflies. The reason for the different than normal shape of the handle and its grips is that I designed it to custom fit my hand. Overall I would say it was a fun, challenging project that turned out to be more of, in my opinion, a functional, work of art. Thanks for looking!