The idea that wood chips could be used in checker boards is a long-held myth, but a new research paper suggests that this is actually possible.
A team of researchers at the University of Exeter in the UK and elsewhere has published an article in Nature Communications describing a technique they have developed to make checker board tiles from wood.
Checkerboard tiles can be found on many consumer products, from televisions to cars to tablets.
The tiles are a popular choice for home décor due to their natural wood-like qualities.
While many of the traditional wood-based checker tiles we use are made of wood, some of the best ones come from a variety of trees.
These are often trees grown in the tropics.
In a paper entitled “Designing Wood-based Wood Chips for Checkerboard Tiles,” researchers from Exeter, University of Cambridge, University College London, and the University College Dublin, describe a process to convert wood chips from wood into checker-board tiles.
This process is very similar to the process used for making checker switches, which use a combination of wood flakes and wood shavings.
The team, led by Prof Michael Wigley from the University’s Department of Physics, have identified a way to extract the wood shanks from wood chips and then separate them from the wood.
To do this, they have used a technique known as a polymerization process.
In the paper, the team describe a series of steps they have taken to make their tiles, which they refer to as a checker switch.
These include cutting a square of the material out of the wood chips, depositing the resulting polymer into a water bath, and then heating the polymer until it reaches a temperature of around 250°C (500°F).
At that point, the researchers can add another polymer layer to the surface, which allows the material to stick to the wood, making it more resilient.
The researchers also report that their tiles can withstand temperatures as low as -40°C (-68°F), which is well above the freezing point of water.
The research was carried out using a process known as anhydrothermal synthesis, which involves creating the polymer layers by heating water to a high temperature, producing a small amount of carbon dioxide, and using this to create the final product.
This means that they were able to create a checkers switch in just three days.
The team says the process could be applied to other types of wood chips as well.
They are also exploring other applications for their work.
For instance, they believe the technology could be integrated into home decor, where wood tiles are already used in a number of ways.
“The technology could potentially be used to create different wood tiles in different sizes, shapes and textures that would complement the existing furniture,” they write.
“It could be combined with other materials such as aluminium or plastic for a more decorative design.”