A fellow black belt at my Taekwondo studio had one of those doorbells with 100 different chimes, so he needed a cover that could be hinged open. He also wanted a cardinal to be sitting on a branch, with the tree wrapping around the corner like a actual branch.
A little tricky, but here's what worked out.
The background is walnut. The cardinal itself is carved from basswood. The border of the box is Maple from a tree that fell down on his property. The twist was to perform the joinery so that it would be structurally sound, and then to carve a tree like shape out of the board (without going through!)
Here's a better view of the "tree" side. One piece of wood. On last check the Cardinal was just fine, and is currently playing the "Westminster Abbey" chime sound.
Here's a cute little chickadee. She's about to peck at some dangling pine cones. Walnut background and Maple border. Ironically, the pine cones are carved from Mahogany.
Here's a horrible photo of very nice rose. Walnut background again. Spalted maple box, and the rose carved from Mahogany and Basswood.