My coasters are made from hand cut pieces of real wood veneer
and glued to a plywood core for form geometrical patterns (parquetry) and
sometime pictures (marquetry). Every design is different as the patterns tend
to create themselves and different woods are used, but similar designs can be
bought to make a set.
They are finished with a bee’s wax and withstand a good bit of
use, even from hot drinks placed on them. It is easy to buff them up with
furniture polish when they lose their shine, or they can be vanished for a harder