My mother's birthday was coming up soon, and I had no idea what to get for / do for her. Money has been tight, as I am sure it is with many others on this site, so I decided to build her a simple box. Approx 6" square and 3" high with simple mitered corners with cross splines of some mystery wood. Bottom is solid red oak roughly 1/4" thick. Top I think is hickory with poplar cross. Sides are also red oak with poplar feet. Pretty simple, but I hope she'll like it. Enjoy. Oh, and all the stock for this project came from a discarded pallet (except for the poplar cross on the top and poplar feet, that was some scrap I had laying around the shop) hence the mystery wood for the splines.