the finish is several coats of polyurethane and the holes for the dried flowers have not yet been drilled

In the left pic there's tulipwood over cocobolo over sycamore over African mahogany
In the right pic, the center is walnut, the top and bottom are tulipwood and the left and right are walnut

on the right is tulipwood over sen (Japanese ash) over cocobolo over African mahogany and all backed by movingui (the yellow wood). On the left is walnut over red oak over padauk

the base is African mahogany and hard maple veneer