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Art Nouveau Coffee Table #7: Tree & Water Reflections, Marquetry Practicing

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Blog entry by Dennis Zongker posted 05-04-2015 06:34 PM 2139 reads 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Large Elliptical Cutting Jig Part 7 of Art Nouveau Coffee Table series Part 8: Marquetry, Trees & Reflection »

For the marquetry I needed to figure out a few obstacles before starting the real marquetry for the top.

This practice piece is 23” wide x 33” long, this ellipse is much smaller then the top at 60” x 80”

The practice piece I simplified the design down to just one tree with the sky, grass, bank, sand, and water.

So far it has taken me about three weeks to finally get to this stage and finishing the practice piece.

Finding the right veneers and almost redrawing the whole top marquetry design, just so I could cut the veneer using three different styles and combining them together.

I haven’t taken many step pictures just incase they didn’t turn out. On my next blog I will show the step pictures on bleaching and coloring and how I cut and fit all the different packets together.

Thank you very much LJs for looking, and happy woodworking to you.

-- Dennis Zongker



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Jeff_in_LSMO

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#1 posted 05-04-2015 06:37 PM

always appreciate seeing your work.

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#2 posted 05-04-2015 06:47 PM

Pretty cool stuff Dennis. What 3 methods are you using: Pack cutting, windowing, double bevel maybe?
Are you dying your own veneers?

-- Gary in OP

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#3 posted 05-04-2015 07:02 PM

this is really fantastic dennis, you can go ahead and mail me the Practice one you just did…:)...you want my address…lol…it looks fantastic..the real mccoy will be so awesome, thanks so much for sharing the journey…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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gashley

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#4 posted 05-04-2015 07:03 PM

Pretty cool stuff Dennis. What 3 methods are you using: Pack cutting, windowing, double bevel maybe?
Are you dying your own veneers?

-- Gary in OP

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#5 posted 05-04-2015 08:19 PM

Hi Dennis, the marquetry looks great. My daughter wants me to create a marquetry panel that includes trees. I’ve not done that before, so I look forward to reading more about how you create these beautiful pictures in wood.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 05-04-2015 08:29 PM

i had to come back and look, i think this tree is a Walnut tree…and it looks so very happy, you did a wonderful job on the tree….i cant say that enough….well one more time, beautiful tree…:)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 05-04-2015 08:36 PM

edited by me..grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 05-04-2015 08:42 PM

well all i need to do is read what you wrote and it reveals almost all that i was asking, so please forgive me….this is a big job, and you will have a masterpiece by the time your done….all the steps you took, my hat is off to you …

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 05-04-2015 10:01 PM

Yo Da Man!

Nicely done.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 05-04-2015 10:05 PM

This is looking good!
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#11 posted 05-04-2015 10:06 PM

Beautifull work.
Regards

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#12 posted 05-04-2015 10:36 PM

I feel privileged to have seen this masterpiece up close and personal. You are coming along beautifully ! nice work friend! say hi to patti !

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#13 posted 05-04-2015 10:53 PM

Beautiful work as always Dennis. The leaves on the tree look great!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#14 posted 05-05-2015 12:19 PM

WowZa Dennis!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#15 posted 05-06-2015 10:40 AM

Late to the party Dennis but I’m impressed with the subtleties in the colours of the true and reflected versions. Of course the cutting is of your usual high quality, even on the mock up. Can’t wait to hear about those colours though so I’ll be keeping my eyes open for the next entry.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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