To quote myself in post #3 above, "Just be sure to make it clear exactly what you expect to receive. I failed to do so and was disappointed...my fault entirely and no reflection on David. His workmanship is impeccable. "
I'd like to see a picture(s) of your board, just out of curiosity.
Looks like (on the Boardsmith subforum) he returned it and isn't too happy about the situation. Doubt we'll get to see any pics.
In response to Chifunda - We were able to work this out and a new one is almost ready. I assume he was talking about the wood in the board that was a lighter color and asked for one a darker shade of mahogany. I will be happy to post a photo tomorrow once I return to the shop with my camera.
David - Formerly The BoardSMITH
Now just retired and looking for work