Interior trim

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Leatherette material used in the door panel, same color as the panel, would be good. Glossy finish will cause glare so don't want anything shinny. Carbon Fiber is overdone for my taste too often.

The light color wood trip does look bit unbalanced when compared to the rest of the cabin. If there's an easy and relatively low cost way to embed OLED or e-ink display along the width of the panel (sort of like the touch bar on the new Mac Book Pro) , it might have some interesting applications that doesn't exist now.
 

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There is a stream of air coming out from between the wood panel and silver trim that controls the vertical direction of air flow from the HVAC. Any change to the dash look and/or materials would need to be done carefully so as not to mess this up.

Edit: Just found this.

 
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There is a stream of air coming out from between the wood panel and silver trim that controls the vertical direction of air flow from the HVAC. Any change to the dash look and/or materials would need to be done carefully so as not to mess this up.

Edit: Just found this.

Quite clear that the thin veneer Trev was talking about wraps around the side edges of the supporting media. This pic shows the thickness of the veneer:

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Quite clear that the thin veneer Trev was talking about wraps around the side edges of the supporting media. This pic shows the thickness of the veneer:

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Are you sure it's not bamboo laminate or a solid (mostly) piece of bamboo? That seems a little thick for a veneer, but then again it's hard to estimate it's size from that picture.
 

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Are you sure it's not bamboo laminate or a solid (mostly) piece of bamboo? That seems a little thick for a veneer, but then again it's hard to estimate it's size from that picture.
I wouldn't mind bamboo since it's renewable and grows so fast; however, the presskit refers to the trim as "open pore wood" and bamboo is technically a grass rather than a wood. Then again, it's possible whoever wrote the presskit may not be a stickler for scientific classification of various flora (after all, they did get the width of the Model 3 wrong initially :) ).
 

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bamboo is technically a grass rather than a wood.
Bamboo comes from a grass, other lumber comes from trees. Their composition is pretty similar (cellulose and lignin). Whether they are both 'wood' or not is a question of labels, and thus arguable.

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Are you sure it's not bamboo laminate or a solid (mostly) piece of bamboo? That seems a little thick for a veneer, but then again it's hard to estimate it's size from that picture.
Sure, could be. Picture from the bottom edge looks like around 1/6” to 1/8” thick. Top pic shows how it bends around the corner. I wood ;) hope that whatever is used is sustainable.