I'm not sure this is what you'd call flatwork, but i don't know where else to put it. I'm making a small table that hangs on the wall. While the top is a flat single black walnut board (hand flattened and thickness planed because, at a bit over 15" deep, it's too wide for my jointer / planer). The apron supporting the top is made from 3 layers black walnut laminated around a curved form. It's just shy of 1/2" thick. The Tree branch motif was sketched on the wood and i'm about half done with cutting out the voids.
The design idea is something about the string of processes involved in making round wood flat, thin, then curved again, then representative of the trees it used to be - after much processing, control, and work. I don't usually wade so literally into design theory, but this project is for a gallery showing and a benefit auction for the Missouri Coalition for the Envirionment.
There is the first sketch i made and a couple of progress pics.