Lack Hacking

One day, I rested my lizard spiral pattern on my lack side table and an idea was born. I scaled up the spiral, found a fourth colour of 'Antique Pine', so I could add a plain/white border around the edge of the image and I was ready to laser cut and assemble. As usual I had to cut 3 different colour sets at once and then assemble them all back together, so now I have 3 Escher side tables floating around my house.

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Each lizard was individually laser cut in the 3 different colours.

I sanded the top of the lack table to key the surface of the table and help the glue stick to it. The border was rather large so I split it into 4 parts to go round the edge of the table.

The four largest lizards interlock nicely with the border and hold it in place while the glue sets. Afterwards it's easiest to build up the lizards in rings working towards the centre. Once you're at the middle you can fit the centre piece with a little bit of wiggling