This is a very special spin-n-serve. The veneer is 4 pieces of book-matched chestnut burl veneer. It is all wavy and brittle when dry. I held my breath when gluing it up - and was delighted when it came out perfect! Look at the photo carefully - note that the pattern “opens” both ways - the top half pattern matches the lower half, and the right and left halves also match. The flip side is a wonderful, rich brown - it’s an English brown oak! Very different texture as compared to America’s red and white oak.
I’ve had to raise the price on this to $95 - burl veneers simply cost a whole lot more the “regular” veneer!