1) Wood Glue
2) Any Variation of 1/2" thick hardwood you like, based on the pattern you would like to create.
Step 2: Cut wood into 1/2" x 16" strips
On the table saw, but strips of wood.
Step 3: Laminate Wood
In this step you will be laminating 20 of the strips together. Arrange the strips in a pattern of your choice. Apply wood glue on side surface, and clamp. Read instructions on wood glue bottle to see how long the glue needs to cure.
Step 4: Cut Board Down
On the table saw, cut the board into any shape and proportion you like.
Step 5: Sand and finish!
For the finishing process, sand down the wood, then with a rag, apply mineral oil. Do not use any other finish as the mineral oil is non-toxic.