Well, my wife and I went to Kansas City today to visit some friends that moved their this past summer. I recently gave them a cutting board listed as a project here, and like cajunpen suggested they don’t want to use it. We spent a good part of Saturday at the Nelson-Atkins Museum and it is worth the trip. The museum was very impressive. My wife being an artist loved it and so did I. The collection was extensive and the new addition the Bloch building was awesome. I did however want to post one of my findings at the museum here on lumberjocks.
In one of the galleries I stumbled on a very impressive piece of furniture. It was a bookshelf/desk made in Germany and was very impressive piece of marquetry. It was made of walnut and pine for the body of the piece and the marquetry was done with walnut, ebony and “fruitwoods” which I believe to be a term used when the other woods are not identified. I have included some pictures of the work here and I hope you enjoy them.
-- -Alex, St Charles, MO - "Measure twice, cut once, and go back to the lumber yard because you still screwed up."