My wife is always complaining about how much I spend on hunting and hunting related items. But if you really want to hit her piss off button all you have to say is taxidermy? I can't help myself, I love the mounted stuff on the wall. Anyway, I wanted to have a way to display my buffalo and elephant tusks together. After looking at cabinets and pedestals I decided that I could build something myself that I would like better than anything I had seen. First step was to get a material list together and check prices. I told my frowning wife that I could save some serious dollars by doing it myself. Most of the readymade cabinets were around six tension a bit and I headed to Lowe's. I grabbed everything I needed and headed to the check out, that will be $152.00 Sir? hmm, must have miscalculated somewhere. After arriving home, (without mentioning that I went slightly over budget), I fell to it with a hammer and saw. I felt inspired, as only a truly gifted artist can be inspired and decided to use a native sand stone veneer. Then, with another flash of genius, I decided to incorporate the outline of the African continent in a different color sand stone. I only burned about $40 worth of fuel to find the right color stone. I know, I know, there seemed to be a lot of genius flashing going on, but I was still flashing. What if I used a dark grout for the Africa rock? Now that would make it stand out. Wait, I'm not through yet. What if I used a tan grout and the red rock? That would make it like a giraffe coat. Once you get the flashing started it can be hard to turn off. Back to Lowe'sfor $25 worth of grout. All things considered, I think it turned out pretty good. My wife seemed impressed that I was able to create such a lovely display for only fifty bucks, well, she didn't exactly say lovely. I told her I missed my calling as a premier interior designer. She said, yep, a freaking redneck interior designer? I have to run now, I've got to get to the mailbox to intercept the credit card bill. Here is a couple of pictures of my creation.