I’d like to know what kind of glue you’re using and also done information about the sustainability and species status for the woods. Exotics are tricky, I’ve cooled on a lot of them because some are endangered and others commonly come from poached or unsustainable harvesting.
So I may be an outlier here but those are the things that I’d want to know before buying.
Yeah what kind of wood glue? Specifically wondering about water resistance.
You see lots of glue ups like this in cutting board design, waterproof/foodsafe glues become important in those cases. I’m not saying glue choice would necessarily turn me away, but it would set some limits on use cases.
Also just to be sure: the yellow/purple is a glue up of solid strips, not just veneers on a mdf core or something, yes?
We’ve been working on our finishing for a while. Outside of wood choice, the finishing on proofgrade is what drove me to build my Woodshop. I’d grade the PG finish as “consistently spotty,” at best. We’ve been making products with either a satin or high gloss (pictured) finish. Note that the photo has imperfections on the wood and finish that I could never ship - this is actually a scrap piece.
I’m just a guy with a small business, so if there’s any specifications as to what’s desired, we’re open and flexible.
My suggestion would be to put together sample offerings and prices and shop them in some of the FB groups. I think you’d do really well, depending on pricing. There are a lot of people who don’t want to deal with the woodworking aspects, but want unique wood items for jewelry, etc.
I would certainly be interested, especially in well-finished. 1/8" and 1/4". I have a small CNC, so like to combine processes. I look for up to 8" wide. Cost is not a major factor, since I HATE finishing.