1. work made from small pieces of variously colored wood veneer or other materials, used chiefly for the decoration of furniture.
2. A woodworking technique that takes your furniture from blah, to
Our truly signature class. It is the most elegant but challenging method of marquetry, so we recommend this class to those who have some marquetry or veneer experience.
This class is designed for furniture makers who would like to learn how to incorporate the unique colors and figure available as veneer in their work
Create a geometric Prairie Style lid for a wooden box in this class emphasizing crisp linework and shapes. This class is well suited for newcomers to marquetry and veneer.
I was hesitant to sign up for fear of not having enough woodworking experience as other participants. I was afraid it would be too difficult and I would be too slow to catch onto the instructions. [However] you supply the class with a generous amount of material and make time to answer so many questions. I feel like I wouldn’t be practicing and excelling at marquetry as much as I am if I didn’t have such a positive experience taking your introduction classes.
"you have a unique way of tailoring the instructions to each person’s needs and ability"
repeat student - Amanda
" I wanted to make a chess board to go with a chess set I inherited from my father. I enjoyed the class and was very happy with the results. Dave was great, and I learned a lot. [I]t was a good experience and I appreciate Dave's patience. I enjoyed meeting both Dave and Elizabeth and appreciate the great coffee."
"I started with absolutely no knowledge of veneering."
chessboard class - lynn
[You] are going to learn a woodworking skill that is rarely taught- there's a zillion craft schools where [you] can learn to cut a dovetail or turn a bowl, precious few where [you] can learn to work with veneer and, especially, learn marquetry. [You] are going to learn with someone who has thought deeply about working with veneer [&] marquetry, someone who can "do" both at an expert level, and someone who has a knack for teaching... Given what you're going to learn, this class is a value.
"there's a zillion craft schools where [you] can learn to cut a dovetail or turn a bowl, precious few where [you] can learn to work with veneer."
repeat student - fred
* Safety first - please do not actually run with chisels. Juggling chisels is overtly discouraged.
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We take the work seriously, but not ourselves.