Some time in the late 70's I made a plant pot out of rosewood, coco bolo, and other hardwoods.
Unfortunately, the polyurethane varnish didn't hold up to the moist soil and the glue and screws
to the attacks of our rambunctious cats.
I repaired it several times over about 2 years, but eventually realized it was futile. The words
of Hahn from Enter The Dragon came to mind - "What delicate wonders have perished from this
world for want of the strength to survive?"
Many years later, maybe 1987, I don't really recall when, the smoldering embers of the original
inspiration flared up into full blown enthusiasm to recreate it using much more durable materials.
By then my equipment and skills had reached a higher level, giving me confidence that I could
create a new planter with the strength to survive in this harsh world.
The new one is made of Lexan, Formica, steel, brass and a few pieces from the original. It spent
about 10 years on the coffee table in my parent's house where the original spent it's brief existence.
Since then, it has been here in a closet.