The Fine Art of Marquetry
by Craig Vandall Stevens

Hardcover
225 x 290mm
160pp

Published by Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania USA

R.R.P.$64.90

ISBN 978-0-7643-3499-3

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Extract from back cover of book:

Master Furniture Craftsman Craig Vandall Stevens takes you from novice to advanced woodworker with this illustrated guide to marquetry, a technique where different colors of wood veneers are carefully cut to fit precisely together, forming a single sheet of veneer.

Explore your creative potential and learn the essential elements of marquetry: using a fret saw, sawing your own veneers from solid wood planks, the tools and materials required for marquetry, choosing wood, design, shading with hot sand, and applying a shellac finish. Finally, follow Stevens as he demonstrates making a beautiful, simple box with a marquetry top.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial

Contents

Introduction

A Word about Veneer
- Choosing Wood for Marquetry

Re-Sawing Veneers
- Tuning Up a Band Saw

The Marquetry Tool Kit

Practicing the Basics
- Double-Bevel Marquetry Techniques
- Working in the Middle of the Veneer

First Project
- Veneer Selection
- Plywood Cove
- Shellac

Lotus Marquetry Box
- Creating a Mockup
- Sand Shading
- Assembling the Box

Resources
Patterns