We have a lot of wood left over from a remodel project we are currently finishing up and I've been looking for ideas to use up some of the wood, the rest we will burn in our fire pit out back this fall. Seen a picture of an Uncle Sam made out of a thin piece of wood and thought I would try to make my own with some of the wood. He turned out pretty good. Dh cut the hat and bow for me, his body is just one piece of wood. Will probably use him outside next 4th of July.