Artistic Woodworking and Marquetry

Marquetry is the art of inlaying different woods of veneer to form decorative patterns, designs or pictures.  Most of the time the inlayed material is wood but it could be ivory, mother-of-pearl, tortoise shells, bark, straw, stone, metal, gems, etc.  The marquetry is then recessed into the project.    Making these beautiful pictures is a long tedious process.  Each piece has to be cut out with the utmost attention to detail, and then assembled, re-cut, and precisely fit, to ensure a seamless design. The result is AMAZING!