- bases (which will be ebonized)
- veneer for main part of tops
- ebony inlay
- accent wood to frame veneer
For ebonizing I wanted to try the vinegar and iron method outline in this article from Popular Woodworking. I also wanted a fairly tight grain so I chose cherry. I had stock for the aprons but needed some 8/4 stock for the legs.
The veneered main part of the tops of course offers a huge variety of choices. Looking through the selection at VeenerSupplies I was struck by the look of Pelin burl so I ordered some. I got three sheets of which I will need only one for these tables so I’ll lots left.
I buy ebony inlay pre-made from Matt over at Inlay Bandings. I buy mine 1/8” x 1/8” by whatever longest he currently has in stock (usually 30” or 36”).
For the border wood I decided on African Mahogany and plan on staining it down a bit. I have some boards in the shop for a future project and I’ll only need about half of one.