Helping a friend with a cedar deck tear off. I was able to take some of the old weathered wood home. I borrowed my buddie's Ryobi planer and ran the boards through it with beautiful results. (I NEED to buy one..Great machine!) After removing my old deck top and keeping the rest of the structure. I just started getting creative. All of the cedar seemed a little monotonous, so I ripped down some thin mahogany (I think) boards I had in my shed to do the inlays and accents. I have been using Ryobi tools for several years and I am Always impressed with the quality they offer for the money. I have a Large collection of the 18 volt one line. At least a dozen. I'll keep buying them!