Experiments in working with solid wood to form decorative geometric patterns in a multi-stage process.
Both the pieces shown here: the herringbone jewellery box and the chessboard, are produced using solid timber, not veneer. This approach allows for solid `blanks` to be constructed, through which consistency is ensured as the pattern is then assembled from slices cut from these original blanks. These pieces were the result of a series of experiments into the use of solid wood patterns.
The herringbone box is a mitred box of solid Sapele and Cherry, the herringbone pattern is of Walnut and Purple heart framed with strips of Sycamore.
The body of this competition size chessboard is a 12mm Birch ply, the pattern is assembled from strips of alternating Sycamore and Walnut and a solid Sapele border is used to disguise the edge of the Plywood.
© Daniel Taylor-2020