This is before I put a finish on it, because of course I wasn't prepared and my camera died before I could get the after pictures. Way to go, me. But I'm getting pictures professionally taken sometime in May so I'll be able to put those on here too. My teacher has the hook ups with a good photographer, so we get a really great deal. (Don't forget to click on the pictures to make them bigger!)
This is a close up of the knots in the wood. SO beautiful! Nobody wanted the knotty wood so I had to take it. It was so perfect the way the darker grain straddles it, all within the whiter grain. I'm so happy with how it turned out.