So sorry to hear of you problems, Kookaloo, but it sounds like things are looking up. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for Matt.
I made this box, but now I don't know what to do with it. I made it just to see if it would turn out, and it's better than I expected. The top is entirely of plywood veneer pieces. I've discovered that you can make almost anything out of shop scraps. The lines that you see are in the wood. I blackwashed it, then varnished.