This is a long way to go to achieve a unique decorating effect, but I still enjoy watching experiments like this. Woodworker Michael Alm was willing to put in oh, 10x the labor of creating ordinary hardwood edge banding by cutting up, rearranging, relaminating and veneering plywood into strips with an eye-catching pattern.
Here's his process, mistakes included:
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I'll put this in the category of "Things I might have wondered about and attempted, but I'm glad I didn't" after seeing all of the extra labor, glue, electricity and elbow grease this required. That being said, I really do like the visual effect.