I wanted to find a use for lots of short pieces of oak. These were the feet of some salvaged oak hat and coat stands that I reclaimed from a local office clearance.
I cut the tapered angle off these pieces on the bandsaw, and then cut the remaining pieces in half which gave me lots of material to use in a parquet design for the table top.
I planed them all to a consistent size on the thickness planer.
Then I glued them to a scrap piece of chipboard using woodglue.