|Project by WibblyPig||posted 06-24-2009 04:42 AM||1427 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
This is my first attempt at parquetry. I’ve done some veneer work in the past but never anything like this. I’m not sure what it’s going to be – it was more for practice than anything else. I may put some brass ball feet on the bottom and a couple of brass bails on the sides and use it for a tray or something.
The lighter wood is figured anigre with the ends sand shaded and the dark squares are walnut burl. It’s mounted to a 1/2” MDF base with book matched walnut on the back side and framed in solid walnut panel molding. So far, there’s only 1 coat of Watco natural on it. I’ll build a few more then finish with some blonde shellac.
Any critique would be appreciated.
-- Steve, Webster Groves, MO "A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."