What color is "Natural"?
Do you mean a Clear finish and no stain?
Back to your first question, Most Oaks have a pretty elaborate grain
pattern to start with. IMHO you wand to add a wood that is more sedate so
that there is not too much grain conflict. That said, Peruvian Walnut or
Black Walnut with consistent coloring and grain would go pretty well with
IMHO the table center should be more calm and let the perimeter be more
exotic. I would not use Oak in the center. Maple, Ash, or Cherry would be
my choice for the center. A more tranquil center will help the game pieces
show up more easily.
Other woods that go well together would be
Maple and Walnut
Maple and Cherry
Walnut and Cherry
Walnut and Zebra
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