Making Sushi Plates. I make these every time the lumber yard has some Flame Birch in stock. Using Garandillo for the end pieces and Walnut for the legs. The end pieces are attached with sliding dovetails. Not only for strength, but because it looks good. The legs have a dovetail profile to match, but attach via tongue and groove. Finishing starts with Tung Oil, to bring out the figure in the birch.