I wanted to make a wooden box to use as a centrepiece, so I could fill it with seasonal decorations. I wish I'd taken photos of the building progression. Apparently you cannot just cut the wood, glue the sides together and bang in a few nails, in order to make a decorative and not very functional box. Nope, I needed biscuit joints, routered inlayed bottom, lots of clamps and way more time than I'd allotted. It finally got some decorative nails about 5 minutes ago, but it won't be sanded, stained or finished. But it is a box that will withstand the ravages of time. This thing might never fall apart.
I'd better go finish up. Happy Christmas everyone. May your holiday season be full of peace, joy and sunshine. I hope the New Year is full of happiness and finished projects for you all.