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 The Tartan Bench required an extensive amount of color research. Hundreds of wood--Maple, Cherry, & Walnut--samples were dyed using color-fast dye. Subtle shades in color were necessary to achieve the illusion of wood passing over and under similar to a tartan fabric. 
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 numerous dyed Veneers were required to achieve the subtle changes in color throughout the pattern
 The complex patterned surface of the Tartan bench was designed on the computer and transferred to the surface of the piece manually. This pattern aided in the creation of the fully realized color 'tartan' pattern.
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