Personally, I'm with trip on this one. For a lid that size, i would be trying my hardest to find some straight grain to hide the glue joint. Another thing that comes to mind is as that cherry ages, the heart wood is going to deepen in color and the sap wood will stay light becoming even more stand out to the eye. I'm not against using sap wood, but for that lid, I'm just not seeing a solution with those sticks that looks anything but thrown together and amature. Not trying to pee on any parades but you asked for opinions.
Awesome frame! Glad to hear you went with the df700. I absolutely love mine. The dominos make difficulty clamping miters a thing of the past ! Im assuming you got the seneca adapter? I don't think a stock df700 domino would have worked on that frame. What size domino did you use? Sent from my SM-P550 using Tapatalk