They say he carved it from a bigger spoon...

Hey check it out - the Garden Bench, made from reclaimed sinker cypress, won Fine Woodworking's "Waste Knot, Want Knot" Challenge:

Clark Kellogg Wins Gallery Challenge.
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The parameters of the challenge were to submit a piece made from reclaimed or recycled wood. The bench, being made from reclaimed wood, seemed to qualify.

Thanks to the editors at Fine Woodworking, and to those that participated in the challenge. I can't wait to drink out of my fancy new mug...