What could be used to make this?
I love this wall sconce but not the price ($485). Any ideas what would be the best material for the wood veneer if I were to try to make this myself? I was thinking raw veneer without any backing, to allow the wood grain to show through when it's on. I'm afraid of warping though. I think the original is made of a plastic made to look like veneer.
If I would use real wood veneer, are there any coatings that would help with stability over time?
Also, any ideas how to get that nice white color? It looks like maybe maple or ash?