It looks like a 'bespoked' piece of furnature you are building there! Looks lovely! But please don't add a fish bowl on top when it's finished Perhaps you could make a panel that consists of diagonally orientated wood grains? Like in a \/ or /\ orientation? Or a combination of orientations like on this picture of a Zenith Model 6-S-222 from tuberadioland.com? You could have the vertical orientation behind the spokes and het diagonal on the left and right. May not result in the world's flashiest panel, but perhaps you could take the idea from there to your own level of pizazz I'm currently working on a scratch build myself using diagonal wood grains in my front panel. Looks great, I think, apart from me being considerably slower an less skilled in the building process than Lord Slippery here Perhaps someday. Someday... Keep up the nice work! I'm enjoying this build!