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The Fine Art Of Marquetry

Author : Craig Vandall Stevens
ISBN : 0764334999
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 53.54 MB
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Craig Vandall Stevens designs and builds one-of-a-kind furniture for exhibition and commission. He studied furniture making at the College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking Program in northern California, a program renowned for its excellence in craftsmanship and attention to detail. His work is exhibited around North America and Japan. He has received numerous awards including an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council. He's written feature articles for Fine Woodworking Magazine and is the author of five books published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. on the subjects of chip carving, marquetry, and furniture making. His work appears in Taunton Press' Design Book Seven, The Furniture Society's Furniture Studio 1: The Heart of the Functional Arts, Furniture Studio 2: Tradition in Contemporary Furniture, and With Wakened Hands by Cambium Press. Craig has been a featured craftsman on the Home & Garden Television program, Modern Masters. He teaches furniture-making workshops throughout North America and has given presentations at conferences and furniture programs in Takayama, Japan. Craig is also responsible for reproducing many of the original architectural carvings for the historical renovation of the Ohio State House in Columbus, Ohio, and he designed and carved a 51' long frieze and other architectural designs for the Ohio Supreme Court Judicial Bench in Columbus, Ohio. Master Furniture Craftsman Craig Vandall Stevens takes you from novice to advanced wood-worker 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.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Masterpieces Of Marquetry

Author : Pierre Ramond
ISBN : 0892365951
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Marquetry, also called intarsia or inlay, is the art of creating intricate pictures and designs on furniture by skillfully cutting and fitting together thin pieces of colored wood, horn, metal, shell, and other precious materials. While this highly specialized art has its roots in ancient times, it was popularized in the eighteenth century in France and today remains centered in Paris. This three-volume set-originally published in French and now available for the first time in English-is the most comprehensive examination to date of the techniques used by expert marqueters in creating their exquisite masterpieces. Masterpieces of Marquetry offers a detailed history of the medium from antiquity to the present day, illustrated with examples from the collections of museums around the world, and includes the masterpieces of some of the greatest cabinetmakers and marqueters in history. Methodically organized and lavishly illustrated, this set is an invaluable resource for art historians, antique collectors, and dealers, as well as contemporary fine furniture makers.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

The Woodworker Series No 3 Veneering Marquetry And Inlay A Practical Instruction Book In The Art Of Decorating Woodwork By These Methods

Author : Percy A. Wells
ISBN : 9781447492252
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 57.83 MB
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Fine Woodworking On Marquetry And Veneer

Author : Editors of Fine Woodworking
ISBN : 0918804744
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Explains how veneer is manufactured and how to lay it using simple equipment, and demonstrates the methods of marquetry, discussing in particular saws for cutting intricate details
Category: Antiques & Collectibles