The Fine Art of Marquetry: Creating Images in Wood Using Sawn Veneers

Craig Vandall Stevens

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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.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 820 color photos | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764334993

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Craig Vandall Stevens has a studio in Sudbury, Ohio. In addition to creating fine furniture, he regularly teaches his craft at workshops in the United States and Japan. This is his fourth book with Schiffer Publishing.