Who'd have thought that plywood could be a thing of beauty? But beneath the seemingly mundane material is a realm of exquisitie geometric patterns that is varied in design and texture. This has been brought to light by L.A. based arhcitecture student Michael Anderson, through his use of a CNC (computer numerical control machine) which operates control machine tools like routers, unearthing the intricate designs – some appearing like beautiful, honeycomb ceilings, others resembling undulating sand dunes. And suddenly an ordinary piece of plywood has transformed into a work of art. Here we present a selection of Anderson's best findings in the hope that these surprise offerings will help you on your way to the happiest of Mondays.