This is a nice project to make out of some of the short pieces lying around in the cutoff bin. Made from Knotty alder and finished with danish oil and a couple coats of shellac and wipe on poly for the table top.
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I never thought about it being a "zen" thing but I've done this sort of doodling since I was in middle school and come to think of it, I'd do it when I was nervous, upset, or overwhelmed. ( I usually 'doodle' when I'm bored)