Category Archives: Marquetry and Veneer

Workshop Recap: Introduction to Marquetry

Good morn­ing! It’s Jenn here today, with a recap of the work­shop Dad taught in April on an Intro­duc­tion to Mar­quetry. I was lucky enough to assist him teach­ing the course, so I was there to see all the great work the stu­dents cre­at­ed while try­ing (and fail­ing) to keep us on sched­ule.  All­to­geth­er though I […]

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Gallery Piece: Tabriz Wine Table

  Today we are revis­it­ing one of our first cus­tom pieces — a wine side­board table, designed house part of an exten­sive wine col­lec­tion while work­ing har­mo­nious­ly with the client’s exist­ing mahogany fur­ni­ture and beau­ti­ful Tabriz car­pet. The result­ing piece is blend of styles that works per­fect­ly in the client’s home. The deep rib­bon mahogany veneer of […]

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Why use veneer?

We get this a lot — in dis­cussing a piece with a client we’ll men­tion the word veneer and they sud­den­ly freeze with a ques­tion­ing look. I know what they’re think­ing — “Wait, isn’t this heir­loom qual­i­ty fur­ni­ture?  Why on earth would we use veneer instead of sol­id wood, isn’t that infe­ri­or?” Dave is here today to clear up some […]

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Fairfax Art Show this weekend — April 23 & 24

  One last reminder to come out and see us at the Fair­fax Cor­ner Art Fes­ti­val this Sat­ur­day and Sun­day!  Eliz­a­beth and Dave will be there from 10 – 5 each day with chop­ping boards, mar­quetry box­es, and brand new pic­tures — includ­ing this gor­geous dog­wood design Dave fin­ished last week in tons of wood vari­a­tions! You’re bound to find […]

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ASFM Followup and Progress: Piece by Piece Marquetry

Wednes­day we talked about the first part of Dave’s ASFM expe­ri­ence — today he’s back with more detail on piece by piece mar­quetry tech­nique. — Jenn Piece by piece mar­quetry is pret­ty intense. This is both men­tal­ly and phys­i­cal­ly more demand­ing than pack­et cut­ting.  Pic­ture 3 shows the fin­ished result so that the sub­se­quent pic­tures make sense. The con­cept […]

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