As you peruse this site, and I hope you will, there are terms and techniques that will help you enjoy the experience even more.
A book-matched board features its own mirror image. The process is to split wood in half creating two boards that are half as thick and then re-gluing those along the long edge, as if you opened a book. #bookmatched
Epoxy rivers are created by pouring blue-dyed epoxy between 2 live edge boards.#epoxyrivers
Laminated is technical jargon for “glued together.” Laminate is another term for plywood–which is layers glued together. For clarity, we’ll stick to laminated hardwoods, (get it a glue joke). Laminated wood allows for adding contrasting tones and blending wood’s colors. #laminated
Fractal burning involves painting an electrolyte onto raw wood and then using high-voltage to burn random patterns into the wood. #fractalburning
Any one of these techniques can stand on its own merits. When combined, the possibilities are infinite.
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