Made this in my wood shop to use up a bit of my bucket of scraps. I think it came out pretty nice. I gave it to my friend who told me he needed a walking stick and was going to buy a polished branch from a catalog. Couldn't let that slide. Woods are from top to bottom- Walnut, olive, paduak,maple,paduak,walnut,bloodwood,indian rosewood,apple and oak. there is an oak dowel running through the length of stacked wood. Let me know what you think.