Built this podium for a teacher friend. The top is 100+ year old 16inch pine salvaged from an old farm house. We had to fight bees and the elements to bring it home. I planned it down to the current size and sealed it with a glossy finish. Lime green was her choice, but I think it goes great with the natural wood color on the top. The rest of the podium was made with store bought pine. Wheels on the bottom are hidden from sight.