Hi Bella, even though I'm making a couple of door trim sets I have to say that my hat is off to you. You have a wonderful reputation and I can tell everyone here that the amount of hours required to make these pieces is incredible. It may not be too difficult if you have perfect cores but it's still a PITA to apply the veneer and get everything correct, especially the finish.... and then there are the HOURS!
I received high gloss wood set from bela. This is my full experience with bela about wood set transaction.
1- Sent him a western union transfer.
2- He made the set and send me a picture. Asked me if I liked it or not? I said very nice.
3- He sent the wood wet to me with a well made package which you see in the picture.
Overall perfect transaction. I appreciate the honesty and work quality.
Not easy to find people like this nowadays.... hope he continues this way for all his future sales.
Very nice. I did not open it 'all up' - I will do that when I have a better place to store the wood, pending installation in the car.
Like others, I am not a fan of Western Union. But - it worked out.
Tip - If you use a credit card to fund the transfer - be aware that your CC company will likely treat the transaction as a cash advance. Fees and interest and all that comes with that. My credit card company credited my acct for the fees and interest - but that was me. YMMV....
Now - on to SFDon to get the engine and rest of the car going.
I just picked up my second set from Bela while in Europe. Once again very easy transaction and very trustworthy guy. He met me at my location and packed the pieces for me as I requested to carry on board the plane. Very recommended.