A full week was spent on detailed drawings for dimensions and joinery, cut list, material selection and material procurement. The entire piece was constructed with dovetail joints, and mortise and tenon joints. The drawers were constructed with dovetailed joints in solid maple sides. The drawer fronts were solid aningeria with 1/4 inch inlaid ribbon sliced African mahogany banding. Aningeria was selected for both the drawer fronts and the top, due to its light color and high figure. African mahogany was chosen for its pleasing contrast to the aningeria and also for its figure. Aningeria is an African wood, very similar to poplar in color, weight and texture but it is frequently figured like tiger striped maple and that is what was desired as it provided a three dimensional, holographic illusion when finished.