The maple board was from HD it was a 1"x4" which is actually 3/4" x 3 1/2". I think I made it 32" long. I tried to use a jig saw but it was super hard to get a straight cut without the blade deflecting. So I ended up plunge cutting it with a 6 1/2" circular saw and just making small cuts with the jig saw to finish. Then I routed all the edges, made some random holes and sanded it a bunch.