Thrifty Makeover: Metal & Wood Server

I found this fun two-level server at Goodwill a few weeks ago for $2.95 (yes, Goodwill is expensive around here).  I loved the little bird on the top so I decided to go for it.
I tried it with my formal china to see if I liked the look, and it worked.

But I had seen this Nambé giveaway on one of my favorite food blogs, Chef in Training...

Chef in Training
This gave me an idea for my humble server.  I showed Handy Hubby the picture and a few days later, I had this...
Perfect for cheese and crackers, baked goods, or whatever I need it for.  Casual but still elegant enough for the dining room thanks to the gold bird on top.

He used some wood that he already had hoarded on hand in the basement.  I believe it's maple.  He then applied a few coats of food grade oil meant for butcher blocks.  He also routed the underside so there's a lip which overhangs the metal edge and it's nice and secure if I carry the whole thing from the kitchen to the dining room or porch.
Any thrifty finds for you this week?

Linking to: Southern Hospitality, Between Naps on the Porch
My entry into Nifty Thrifty Tuesday Party is sponsored by Appliances Online and the Best Range Cooker.