Without a flash makes it look like cherry
Next to me, his kids, their kids, the chickie girls and a cigar (I won't be so bold as to say in that order, though I like to think so), Handy Man loves to work with wood. Someone donated a wood stove for his garage and for Christmas I bought him a fan that sits on it to spread the heat around. So he's spent some free hours this winter working on this piece.
I take pretty good pictures of babies and chickie girls, but I haven't figured out the knack for furniture photography. The picture never looks as good as the actual piece. I think it's beautiful.