The video below is a wonderful demonstration by a master craftsman. Matthew Werner is a fine furniture builder from California. He enhances his furniture with scenes from nature using marquetry. Marquetry is a technique that goes back to the 16th century. It is the process of using thin pieces of wood to make designs and pictures from wood. The images are then usually applied to a backer board and displayed as fine art or built into furniture.
There are different techniques to create marquetry. Matthew will demonstrate the double bevel technique. This technique relies on tilting the table of the saw slightly and cutting two pieces of veneer at once. The bottom piece will then slide into top piece and fit with no gaps.
This link is another online video of the show Wood Works. The video above is an excerpt from this Blip.tv episode that also contains an interview with Matthew.