Marquetry is an ancient art using thin sheets of veneer as decoration. It can be applied to functional objects or strictly enjoyed as an art form.
Parquetry is a form of marquetry that uses geometric shapes only. This one is called a “Compass Rose” and is made of dyed poplar and wenge on a book matched Carpathian elm burl background.
Interested in learning marquetry? Watch the Calgary Lee Valley Tools Seminar line-up for my March 11, 2017 Beginner’s Marquetry Course. Lee Valley also carries my beginner’s DVD, Jan Walker’s Introduction to Marquetry. This DVD course is 100 minutes of detailed instruction that will give you the skills to tackle any marquetry design. Produced in Calgary, Alberta by SKB Videography.
My DVD and a matching kit (above), that I personally assemble are available in Canada for $69.00 Contact me via email. I accept payment through Paypal. Shipping is included to Canadian destinations.