This is the results of a project our Woodworking club came up with. You build something from an 8 foot conifer 2 X 4 stud. Build anything you want, just needs to be only using the one stud. The piece on the right is what I had left over. Thought about turning some legs for the clock , but then figured I had enough on it now. A fun project. When we have the final contest I will get pictures of the other entries.
Check out the other entries in the contest. http://dmwa.smugmug.com/gallery/3791756#218731421