Made a couple of pieces similar to this for a walk in closet (that was about the size of my whole master bedroom) and wanted to see how one would turn out in Sipo.
Sipo looks a lot like Sepele (both in the mahogany family) but, the ribbons are not quite so pronounced.
I mark out my parts with chalk. With such a definite figure I like to select my boards from within a larger area of material. This leaves you with some odd shaped scrap but, I guess I can always make up some more coasters.
The Jig Saw makes quick work of breaking things down with minimal mess. For longer cuts I add crosscuts with the jig saw and then band saw the longer cuts up to them.
In pretty short order I have the bulk of the parts in an over-sized and un-milled state.
A few pieces call for some resawing from larger blanks and I am never sorry that I have a machine that I can just walk up to and resaw tall stock.
A little more jointer and planer work and I have a stack of parts ready to be brought down to size.
I will let these parts rest till tomorrow. In the mean time I'm going to put a touch-up on some of my cutters.