...........and I noticed that I was getting quite a collection of scraps of cherry, maple, walnut, purpleheart and cardinal wood. So, I started cutting and ripping and jointing and planing and gluing and ripping and jointing and gluing and planing and clamping and....and....and....this is what I came up with. Exterior border is cherry with a sandwiched maple strip and the interior borders are sandwiched endgrain maple and endgrain cardinal wood.
Finished board is 12" x 19" by 1 1/4" thick.
Thanks for looking.