File this under the "you can't always build what you want" file. A little busy for my taste but this is what the customer wanted. The urn is walnut the palm trees are maple and the cross is Ebony.
A friend of mine did the scroll saw work on the palm trees. It started out as 1/8 inch maple but once mounted I was able to send it down flush with the face of the walnut. I deliberately left the sapwood because the customer wanted it to appear as though the palm trees were growing on an island.