The wood I used was a salvaged piece of mdf. (Free). mdf is compressed wood. The upside is that it is very smooth. However it doesn’t do well in moist situations. So I gave the finished project several coats of sealer. Great for indoors or covered porch.
I used a mini handheld 4 1/2” circular saw to make the cuts. A few clamps, my orbital sander and a drill helped to get my piece ready to paint. The only other tool I used was my handy dandy cameo silhouette machine to cut my stencil. My fur baby Abby is always close by.