This technique of cutting blocks of wood in an alternating zig-zag pattern with careful precision has been explored in greater depth by Seth Roland. I first saw his fan-folded wooden bookends in the gift shop of the Museum of Art and Design in NYC but was more recently drawn to a vase series on his website. I am tempted to redesign my bathroom to provide a shelf for this design. Stunning!
Exploring his website further I found the tables and oh my! I think I need to work on other rooms as well. Below is one of many interesting side, hall and coffee tables.