I just finished a new half plate collodion camera for myself.
- Front & rear standards are bookmatched birdseye maple. (bookmatched means the pieces are split from same board and are mirror images of each other).
- Base is curly/fiddleback maple
- I even had the brass bar over lensboard engraved
More details and images of it can be seen at http://www.tystintypes.com/My%20Camera%20Page.htm