Pictures in the Pattern: Simple Parquetry Techniques

A couple of years in the past
(okay perhaps greater than that) image mosaics had been all of the
rage. Making a single giant picture from a lot of smaller photos
organized in a deliberate sample by shade and “sample”.
At any time when I noticed a type of photos, the woodworker in me
all the time considered the traditional artwork of parquetry. Primarily
the identical idea, parquetry takes the colour and grain sample
of small items of wooden and makes use of them to create bigger
ornamental patterns – and steadily gorgeous imagery.
Proving as soon as once more that every little thing previous is new once more, the nice
information is that the “previous” remains to be very viable and a fantastic
woodworking approach that anybody can be taught.

Should you consider an ordinary checkers or chess
board, that’s a quite simple type of parquetry. By altering
the form of the items (or lozenges), preserving issues pretty
exact and easily altering the grain orientation, you possibly can
make very cool parquetry that can be utilized in desk tops,
small ornamental containers and plenty of different tasks. The instruments
wanted are cheap, few and plenty of are already in your
workshop! All you want is a bit of information and apply and
Don Williams can provide the information to get

In “Easy Parquetry Methods” furnishings
conservator Don Williams breaks down the method right into a
easy tutorial that can reply all of your questions. I’ll
warn you, although, this may be an addictive course of! As soon as
you’ve made your first piece, you’ll take a look at each little
scrap of wooden otherwise and also you’ll begin seeing footage
and patterns in your head (however don’t inform anyone)!

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— David

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About David Thiel

David Thiel has been a part of the Well-liked Woodworking
household for 20 years, and now oversees the woodworking video

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