Besides a few layout tools, this is my first major woodworking project. My sister is a vocal coach and music therapist and i wanted to make something special for her this Christmas. I decided not to use any power tools because I think it is important to slow down sometimes and appreciate the task in front of you. Plus, I think my sister will treasure it even more knowing that it was "hand made". I got the plans from the Aug/Sept 2016 issue of Woodsmith magazine and it took me about 2 weeks to complete. It is finished with 5 coats of tung oil.