When our youngest, Heidi, announced her engagement, I wanted to make something special to commemorate the occasion. This box, to hold gift cards at the wedding, started as just a piece of walnut burl with a huge knothole. I sliced it into four pieces, mitered the corners and wrapped it around a curly maple box. The effect to me was interesting but unremarkable until I "saw" the knothole as the California sun. Heidi and Kevin were living at the water's edge in Marina Del Rey, CA. We had all learned to sail together. Adding the hinged walnut top, a base, the waves, birds and boat, this project became a highly personalized love note to a wonderful couple!