Hi Bri, I used Material from the Company Sommerfeld & Thiele.
I used a panel thickness of 8mm
One side abt. 1,5 mm sliced cut Khaya Mahogany veneer with wooden stripes in distance 40:4:40 mm etc., inner plies Okoumé, backside sliced cut veneer, acc. EN 636-2, glueing AW 100 (W.B.P.)http://www.sommerfeld-thiele.de/index.p ... 16&lang=de
I did varnish the innerside bevor I did glue and screwed on the panel. The Panel widnes is not inough so I add on the side with Epoxy Glue 8cm I did cut away from the rest wood when I cut out the curves.
One panel last me for the front and middle part. For the rear part I used veneer and 4mm stripes and glue it stips by stripes myself. The result is the same but makes more work.
As Varnish I use the originals from Stoppani (from the Company "Lechner S.p.A. from Como" http://www.lechner.eu
After sanding down to the original wood you put on 2-3 layer of "Pasta Mogano"(Not over the Khaya wood with Inlays!!!
) (it looks like red
, but after varnishing with Clear Varnish it gets a gold yellow read shine
)No Sanding after Pasta Mogano!!!
Then the first 8 layer of "Venice PU 910" clear varnish.
Sanding flat with 360 korn Paper
Then the next 8 layer of "Venice PU 910" clear varnish
Sanding again flat with 360 Paper
After that you have to put on 4 Layer VU stabilised Material "Glastop Clear U.V."
Normaly after that you can sand it down from 1000-2000-4000 korn and polish it afterwards. But I did not yet and will wait one or 2 seasons.
So if you like a can add more photos I made. As first I make a template for the front curves. So I can mill the right curves out later on for the inlay between Hkaya and Sapeli Mahogany.
I hope that will help you.
By the way...where a you located?