I am making a desk for my apartment, decided to make one because did fell like spending a lot of money and getting something that just doesn't fit right. I am using old solid core birch door blanks, i think the one i used for the top was a 3010. the only problem is that the inside is particle board. I knew this was going to be an issue so planned on trimming the whole thing with a dark hardwood. I thought it would look nice, the finish is going to be clear coat also. I went to the lumberyard today and picked up some mahogany brought it home. Needless to say girlfriend was less then please with my design element. She wants a more natural blonde color to match the birch. Here are some pictures of the design and the desk top, and the trim i planned on using let me know what you guys think, i Know i don't really have a choice but i would still like to know if i have a terrible eye for design.