The Misses gave me a project this weekend. She wanted e to build a small step-stool for our daughter to use.
Originally I planned on using an exotic wood but after seeing the prices and availability I went another direction. While looking for the lumber I stumbled across inlays at one of my local stores. My wife is part, and proud of her native american Heritage. I found an inlay that looked native american in my eye and got that. The stool itself is Poplar with a really nice color/grain to it. Took about 2 hours and am proud of the finished result!