This little table began as a commission from an awesome lady for "just like a shelf or something." Sadly, I was all out of shelf-or-something stock at the shop. All I had that might maybe work was a 3"-thick slab of kwila that I had bought years ago out of the back of some guy's car. I had never done quarter-round legs like these, but I thought it might be fun to try. The kwila was a dream to work with. Despite planing beautifully, the shavings from the kwila would crumble immediately into what seemed to be basically soot. After a while it just got easier to tell strangers that I worked in a coal mine.