The top is many lineal feet of 1/4" thick x 3/4" wide teak strips - bent and laminated over a subtop of laminated baltic birch ply. At the storage compartment, the lid was cut out after laminating for continuous grain match and the pull was carved out of teak strips that were laminated wider (taller) at that location. The Shedua on the stepped legs is some of the best looking wood that I have ever had the pleasure to use. Indian rosewood is used for the separating strips and plugs. Danish oil and moisture resistant lacquer.