The TFH's top is from a small piece of Black Limba our local independent wood seller had. BTW it is nice to have a guy that finds and resales wood living just a couple of blocks away. I try to support him as much as possible.
Anyway the "Wood Database" list it as easy to work with hand tools, this piece....not so much. Lots of interlocking grain and pretty soft so tear out was a problem and the top ended thiner than planned. I expect with its softness it will need to be replaced in time but for now I like the figure.