Chatoyant Box Woodworking Plan

from the WOOD Store

Light can sometimes play tricks on your eyesäóîand this box proves that axiom. By gluing up panels covered in 3/4"-square cherry veneer tilesäóîevery other one turned 90ŒÁäóîlight catches each alternating tile's grain differently. The changing reflective pattern gives this project a compelling and unique look. But don't be intimidated by its seeming complexity; building it just requires a lot of repetition as you cut, tape, and glue each tile, then repeat.

Featured in
WOOD Issue 250, November 2017

Read more about

Tip of the Day

Skewers help fix an irregular joint

I found a beautiful old walking stick at a second-hand store—a natural growth branch from some... read more