Solid domestic woods such as walnut, cherry, maple, ash, oak, elm and sycamore are planed and sanded before they are cut into strips. When the pieces are glued, the chevron design is created by cutting the wood at an angle and gluing it once again. The artist enjoys forming artful, yet useful desk and dining accessories. A food safe, mineral oil finish is applied on the cutting boards and trivets. Moisture proof conversion varnish is used on many desk and dining accessories.