I never throw wood away. EVER! So when I found an Oak headboard being thrown out, I cut it apart, and salvaged the pieces. One was a 4" wide stretcher. I wanted to make the neighbor girl a box for her birthday so I cut 5 4" squares from the stretcher. I glued up 3 for the box and 2 for the lid. I sanded most of the stain off each side first, but left a little for contrast. So here is the result. I think she liked it, but being 7, she wasn't sure what to do with it. Oh, well, her mom and dad thought it was cool.