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Louis XIV Marquetry Bird

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Project by Luke Addington posted 12-29-2015 11:10 PM 1998 views 5 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Marquetry bird from the Louis XIV coffer in the Getty. There are 5 total birds in the series, this is the first. Here’s a youtube video of the second.

Unfortunately I had to rush the finish on this bird. The finish on the second is much nicer.

Here’s a blog post detailing the construction of the bird.

Here’s a couple extra photos.

-- Luke, http://www.AddingtonFurniture.com





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Patricelejeune

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#1 posted 12-29-2015 11:20 PM

Cool one!!!!

-- Patrice lejeune

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Luke Addington

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#2 posted 12-29-2015 11:30 PM

I am waiting on you to make the whole coffer Patrice!

-- Luke, http://www.AddingtonFurniture.com

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pottz

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#3 posted 12-29-2015 11:38 PM

luke what can i saw but wow just stunning dude i wish i had the patience and eye site to that kind of work some of the best ive seen excellent job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Longcase

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#4 posted 12-29-2015 11:52 PM

Looks good, well done.

Keith

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Dark_Lightning

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#5 posted 12-30-2015 12:12 AM

Very nice! I’m building a new chest for my carving tools. Maybe I’ll try my hand at some marquetry on the lid.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#6 posted 12-30-2015 12:19 AM

what a delightful piece of marquetry. a pleasure to look at. Thanks for sharing!!!!

-- "It is only a silly question if it is not asked" Don,New Zealand

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Woodbridge

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#7 posted 12-30-2015 12:23 AM

beautiful work.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Luke Addington

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#8 posted 12-30-2015 01:06 AM

Thank you everyone!

-- Luke, http://www.AddingtonFurniture.com

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#9 posted 12-30-2015 01:19 AM

Very nice marquetry, great workmanship.

-- Tom D

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#10 posted 12-30-2015 07:04 AM

Really came out great, amazing details. What is the field veneer? It has some wild texture.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#12 posted 12-30-2015 10:31 AM

Incredible small details! Colours match is magnificant, brilliant work. Bird looks so alive.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 12-30-2015 01:06 PM

Hi Luke,

Excellent Marquetry, the shading is very well done!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 12-30-2015 01:54 PM

You’ve done a beautiful job on this bird. I love the veneer colors and the shading of some of the pieces.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#15 posted 12-30-2015 02:30 PM

Amazing work! Your detail and wood choices are exceptional. Got to try marquetry at some point, I like doing fine detail work, but have never ventured into that arena.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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