I posted a while back, but to refresh, this is the concept. To commemorate our 40th. At the rate I'm going with it, maybe it will be done by 2025
It's been a while since I've chip carved, but I went with it, all but one of the five panels I did on one shot. I got the basswood from Arrowhead in MN, great guys to deal with and they will custom cut whatever you want, in my case 12 x 12 panels 5/8" thick.
I'm planning on leaving the basswood unstained, but that could change. The carved panels will be installed after finishing.
Progress to date: ready to install cedar bottom, first the legs have to be profiled.
Profile corners tidied up: