Needed a sort of portable podium. So I made a platform to attach to a camera tripod. Unfortunately, all I had was an unpainted board. The wood was so white, it almost looked like an amateurs project (actually it was). Really did not want to spend any money on the project. After doing some research, found an almost free natural stain. So simple, I did not believe it would work. but lo and behold it did.
The podium looks very professional now!