the finish is one coat of natural stain as a selant and the holes for the dried flowers have not yet been drilled

In the left pic, the oval is makore backed by a beautiful piece of cocobolo above a lamination of hard maple, walnut and mahogany, all above a piece of movingui
In the right pic, the yellow wood is osage orange

the red/black wood on both sides of the top is a from particularly nice piece of cocobolo.
note how the makore oval changes color significantly at this angle as opposed to the front-on shot above
the base is walnut and hard maple veneer