It makes me sad to know how much beautifully figured grain has gone up in smoke. I've cited this example before, except that it wasn't beautiful grain, just some really nice walnut. I was at the local Salvation Army store talking to one of the guys about wood that was available from things like dressers that were donated, but had the drawer front nailed shut because the drawer was broken, stuff like that. I could use the wood for projects for our Cub Scouts. I asked what they did with that sort of thing, and he pointed to their crusher. As we were talking, a guy drove up with a forklift with bunch of stuff on it. One of those things was a 5 foot by 5 foot walnut "room divider", for lack of a better name. "Can you use that?", he asked. I said, "Sure!". I'm ashamed to admit that that wood didn't make it into the Cub projects, but plenty of other stuff did. I posted this project before, but I'll post one view here to show a small amount of what I rescued from the crusher.