I got the plans for this from an old Woodsmith Magazine. The jointery is called "Mortise and spline" and normally adds strength to the joint but using the other wood gives it a nice touch I also screwed up the first frame I made because I did not ensure my table saw blade was parallel to the miter slots. Its a rookie mistake and it wont happen again. so you will see pictures of me planing the lumber. I started with Cherry and Maple. So the finished product is Maple and Walnut finished with sprayed water based Polycrylic from Minwax.