I was playing around with checkerboard patterns on google sketchup and kind of bored with how they looked. I tried to break them up with a 1/4 inch runner. Then I rotated every other group of four and this plaid pattern popped out at me. I figured that I should try it, but it made me a little bit nervous to cut and glue many pieces instead of just strips like I have tried up to this point. I watched the video posted by degoose about 20 times where he glued up his open weave lazy larry and then practiced moving the pieces around a few times. My wife came out and helped me with the glue up and we got it done in less than 10 minutes! I had planned to make it bigger, but an error in reading the tape measure made the board thicker than I had intended and yielded 4 fewer groups of four. Oh well. The end size is about 12.5” x 12.5” Woods are maple, cherry, and walnut.