I almost don't know how to phrase my question: it has to do with a jewelery box I saw that had a dark wood cover but had a contrasting wood crossing the face...it was a narrow and non-constant width; the majority of the surface was the dark wood (walnut?--not sure).
So my question is how does one go about creating a solid (not veneer) piece (say 3/8 to 1/2 thick) which has a "line" or "wedge" or "other design" across the surface. I assume some sort of lamination is involved but it is hard to visualize the dimensions of the lamination that would yield the kind of "plank" or "board" I want.
Does anyone get the idea I am trying to convey and ask about? Can anyone point to some resources or share your experience in doing something like this?
By the way,I tried searching here and other places for making a chess or checker board (or a backgammon board) but so far have not turned up anything except various references to veneers.