The Tiger dash was covered with a burled walnut veneer. There are many types, colors, and styles of veneer available, but I chose the original burl walnut.
One of the best places to get the proper veneer is a mail-order woodworking supplier named Constantines. Constantines has a full-fledged catalog available on-line by following this link (www.constantines.com) . Burl veneer has virtually no grain and so it has to be backed by either another grained-type of thin veneer or paper. The veneer I used had the paper backing which simplified things considerably. Youll also need good veneer glue or contact cement, cheap foam brush, and a roller to get out the air bubbles.
Cut the veneer (scissors work fine) leaving a few inches of clearance all around the dash. Do not attempt to cut any of the holes at this time. Brush the veneer glue onto the dash and the veneer and wait the amount of time specified on the can. Carefully lay the veneer on the dash and work the bubbles out using the veneer roller. Significant pressure should be applied to insure a good bond and no bubbles. Be careful around the edges of the holes to prevent cracking of the veneer.