Worked with the home owner to design some spiffy exposed fastener free wall panels. In a couple living spaces two panels will flank a recessed wall. In a small overhang, on the back side of the panel there is a channel cut to house an LED strip light for indirect dimmable lighting.
These are 3/4 inch walnut panels with a recessed 1/2 baltic birch plywood strip stained black joined to each panel. Dominoes then allow an internal mortise between panels as they were stacked up allowing the baltic strip to act like a cleat, then a small flooring stapler was used to drive the panel into the wall effectively hiding the fasteners giving a clean look on the front.
Finished with clear dry rubbed conversion varnish.