Recap, no real working knowledge of real wood work, just making myself some furniture.
Wood = Maranti
Inner piece = 25mm White marble
Wood = 40 USD (ZAR400)
Marble = free, off cut scrap from a counter building business.
Finish = The real satire, a tin of Danish oil. costing almost the same as the wood. Thing is, i bought 2....
Still trying to fine tune the finish... been putting a bit on, taking some of with sand paper, trying to get it real glossy. no success yet.
Any comments and suggestions to better design is welcome.