What kind of wood?
Solid or veneer? Let your manufacturer advise you for price and durability. Solid isn't always better. Solid can warp, split, crack, splinter.
What does it look like?
Choose your species. Be specific or be vague, but understand the requirements of the project. Is the project aesthetically or material driven? Specify exactly what you want. If the project is more budget driven, specify ''cheap wood to match x."
Choose from TNT's 300 options and we are done. Wilson Art is also a good reference, as well as SW Paint. Approvals are done before the PO is received.
DO NOT specify one species to match another. That doesn't make sense. It's wood. Let's not over complicate it.