Hi, I'm trying to re-purpose an old executive desk into something fancier. I have a large piece of 30in by 72in slab of mahogany. If you can see from the picture, I'm going for a "sandwich" top. Although kinda sad, I'm probably going to have to just put the mahogany between two lower quality pieces of wood and then veneer them. What I was wondering was, what type would be strong and sturdy for a desk, that would also finish nicely. I'm looking for it to have a nice shine to the finish.
Also I wanted the thickness of the 2 other slabs to be an Inch.