Herringbone is a term often used in furniture to describe a specific type of pattern. It refers to a pattern of arrangement where rectangular elements are placed in a slanted or diagonal manner, resembling the bones of a herring fish. The arrangement usually creates a V-shaped, zigzag pattern reminiscent of the herringbone weave. This pattern is commonly used in flooring, textiles, and upholstery, where it adds a visually interesting and dynamic element to furniture design. Inlay banding in which the alternately slanting grain produces a chevron or herringbone effect.