Historic Woodworker Videos #34: Andre Roubo, 18th Century Marquetry Educator

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Blog entry by Hoosierwoodcraft posted 12-23-2016 04:42 AM 1570 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Over the last two months, I have spent some time reviewing a book by Silas Kopf and Lost Arts Press translation of Andre Roubo book “to Make as Perfectly as Possible”. I attempted to summarize the life story of Roubo and his Art of Marquetry in a YouTube Video. It can be found at

His clear straight forward writing style emphasized the woodworking which is very precise. I came away with admiration for the craft. Hope you enjoy.

-- Thanks to the Wood Spirit, Tom

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#1 posted 12-24-2016 01:28 AM

Nice little video. There are many of us who still do marquetry the same way even now. We owe much to the ébénistes of the seventeenth and eighteenth century. They produced the most amazing furniture ever made.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#2 posted 12-24-2016 09:21 PM


Great to see you making educational videos. I’ve learned a lot! Thanks! Merry Christmas!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 12-26-2016 03:10 PM

I always enjoy the classic presentations you portray. Well done, and insightful.


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