Book Matching

There's many ways stone and wood can be cut.  Of course you can do a straight cut and be done and still have an attractive piece of stone or wood.  However if want to take it to another level, especially if you have a unique piece of stone, a great way is to have the stone cut in a book match pattern.  Book matching is when you match the edges of two (or more) wood or stone pieces to create a mirror image.  Below are a few more examples of how to cut stone or wood for a unique pattern.  

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A video to help explain how book matching is achieved on stone.  I love the dark granite that is featured in this video.  

Who can say they have an entire wall of book matched stone?!  I love this look, however I think it's a little overkill with all the stone.  I would have kept just the wall stone and done a simple white floor and floating steps.  

 marble fireplace

marble fireplace

  Hotel Viceroy Anguilla and resort  designed by  kelly Wearstler  using  walker zanger 's tuscan silver travertine 

Hotel Viceroy Anguilla and resort designed by kelly Wearstler using walker zanger's tuscan silver travertine 

 Oh mother nature, you are something special 

Oh mother nature, you are something special 

 this chest would look fabulous in any room or style of home 

this chest would look fabulous in any room or style of home 

 pair of biedermeier commodes found at  1stdibs , however no longer available

pair of biedermeier commodes found at 1stdibs, however no longer available

 art deco bar found at  1stdibs,  however no longer available 

art deco bar found at 1stdibs, however no longer available 

 french louis philippe commode found at  1stdibs , however no longer available

french louis philippe commode found at 1stdibs, however no longer available

 a slip matched sideboard found at  1stdibs , however no longer availble 

a slip matched sideboard found at 1stdibs, however no longer availble 

If you're going to book match at home why not have your clothes be book matched?!