It wouldn’t! I was using capacitive one at first, but it’s no good for DJing application. Quite often I want to press something very quickly so I do it with fast-paced movement towards screen and then I quickly release the finger. Sadly, capactive screens have issues registering that - they are good at touches, not presses, which is why I’m using the resistive screen.
As for the build, wood is african Padouk. Plate is a plexiglas/gravoply 2 sandwich. Both are laser-cut and gravoply is also engraved. Gravoply is only 1.5mm thick which is why it’s glued to another 3mm plexiglas plate.