After seeing a sculpture showing a surfacing fish, Dow decided to make this bar top with a rising alligator closing in on its prey. It’s carved from a single piece of wood, which is very impressive considering how hard it must have been to render the mouth.
Dow protected the surface with at least one coat of urethane. I gather that the project is still in progress. It certainly needs more varnishing before it’s actually put to use in bar where it could be damaged.