Thanks! Yes the top is solid black walnut. It's basically my take on a sterling desk but not as deep and no covers, which I really like. And also not over 4000 dollars. It cost around $500 in materials. I'll post more on a different thread. Sorry for hijacking.
    Yes, so many decisions to make which is why I hired John. Good luck with the build! Exciting!
    Oh and I'll post more detailed pics of how I built the panels using pocket screws. Made it really easy!