I am very happy with this design - very clean and sculptural - and I feel it's one of my best efforts. It was a structural challenge, which I really enjoyed. It is all built using torsion boxes, adding to the strength throughout. This piece is solid as a rock and does have some weight. My estimate is about 125 lbs.
For the top and base, wide book matched veneers emphasize the beauty of the wood which enhances the overall beauty.