I picked up this piece of heavily figured maple In Portland, Oregon about four years ago and finally turned something out of it. It has a lot of curl and burliness to it. I stupidly paid by the pound. I probably brought the circular piece of wood down to about 1/4 of its original size. The inside got pretty deep and was narrow so that made things start to catch on the inside. It is quite beautiful though. Finished it with wax and oil.
Made this for my son. He needed a table for his TV and storage for 5 feet of DVDs. The doors slide out and each have 3 shelves; top shelf is fixed in place but the bottom two shelves slide out to make reading the titles easier. And there's some hidden storage behind each of the doors.