I used 1/2" Thick curly maple and 3/8" hardwood dowels. The only real challenge to this project is cutting the curves well. The outer and inner rings need to be cut accurately or it will look sloppy. If you need to brush up on cutting circles and curves take a look at this video tutorial. It will give you a few pointers.
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