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Intro To Marquetry – Weekend

Oct 5, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm $300
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Federal Period Fan Inlay

Introduction To Marquetry

Marquetry is the process of making pictures from small pieces of veneer and insetting them into a larger, thicker piece of material such as a box lid, cabinet door, or table top. Marquetry has been used for centuries to add decorative details to many types of furniture and even used as a dedicated media for purely artistic works.  You’ll often find marquetry and particularly the compass rose in Federal style furniture.

Regardless of your interests in Period furniture or more modern styles, the skills and techniques you will learn from this class will get you up to speed fast on how to do it.

This class is perfect for beginners or for intermediates who want to hone their skills.  Everything you will need is here in the workshop along with really knowledgeable, patient instructors who will show you step by step how to accomplish beautiful work.

Learn How to Make the Fan Inlay

In this hands-on class, you will learn the process of creating both the Fan Inlay design and the recess it is set into.  The compass rose is an iconic design that looks complex but it is a very straightforward pattern to make that is a great starting project as the alternating dark/light pattern helps hide minor flaws.   You will need some basic tools and we will teach you to do each step is an easy paced class.  You’ll make a beautiful wall hanging using this design – a small box may be substituted for wall hanging but the goal of the course is learning the techniques.


Some of the key learning points you’ll cover include:

  • How to design and draw a compass rose to use as a blueprint.
  • How to cut veneer inlay
  • How to use veneer tape, and glue
  • How to use hot sand to burn and shade
  • How to make the matching cavity in a solid piece of wood using both hand and power tools

Meet Your Instructor:  Andrew Gibson

Tools You Need To Bring:

  • 1/4″ & 1/8″ chisels (sharp)
  • drawing compass

Materials:  Provided


Tuition: $300 per person
Studio & Materials Fee:  Included in cost of the class

One time Registration Fee: $45

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Inlay Fan Oct 5-6 2019
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