I have a friend that wants me to build him a chess board. He is supplying "sacred wood". (don't know what his attachment is and ain't gonna ask. )
Anyway, the lights parts will be pearwood (about 1/4") and the darks will be a burl veneer (about 1/124"). I considered on putting the 1/4" pear on a 1/4" MDF. The putting the veneer on a 1/2" MDF so they would be about the same thickness, then plane down the MDF sides to level everything up.
Thanks in dvance for your valuable input.