Marquetry Desk Panels

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Project by Dennis Zongker posted 10-12-2018 06:19 PM 955 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These three marquetry panels are for a customer in Europe that I have made furniture for in the past. They have been waiting for almost three years for me to get started. They are history buffs and wanted three different panels. The desk was made by Then I made the Marquetry Panels which took me around 8 weeks. They sent me some pictures to go by.
To design the project I use AutoCad, then using colored pencils to help me figure out which types of veneer to use.
The size of each panel is 11” wide x 40 1/2” long.
1. Athena: The Goddess of wisdom, handicraft, and warfare. “Greek Mythology”
2. Mars: The God of War, “Roman Mythology”
3: Medusa: Generally described as a winged human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Gazers upon her face would turn to stone. “Greek Mythology”
The faces, of the three men are unknown to me. This should be a fun project for me since just finishing up three life size statues, and 2 1/2 years, this will be a much faster project.
Thank you for looking!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 10-12-2018 06:29 PM

Wow this is an amazing piece, it’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen your work is pristine as always.

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#2 posted 10-12-2018 06:32 PM

Amazing and interesting work Dennis.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 10-12-2018 07:53 PM

Love it Dennis! Both Marquetry and furniture piece!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#4 posted 10-12-2018 08:09 PM

Unbelievable.Well done Dennis, Love it.


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#5 posted 10-12-2018 08:54 PM

Your work is incredible. That desk is something else.

My only question is why Athena is so masculine looking? I have no doubt that was done on purpose though existing sculpture generally depicts her more clearly as a woman.

Unrelated, can I add that your box book is one of my favourites? Hoping to actually build one of them soon.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#6 posted 10-12-2018 10:57 PM

Kneel Sir Dennis and be knighted.
I dub thee Master Dennis, ruler of the wood world and all those beneath you.
For they shall call you the great one, and all those who can’t get past their jealousy and desire to be as gifted as thou, shall utter “Damn that guy”. (like me).
Jokes aside, truly awesome work. Love to you and Patti

-- Dan Wiggins

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#7 posted 10-12-2018 11:14 PM

That is some great marquetry work ! Very good job on it!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 10-12-2018 11:45 PM

Wow – How very wonderful this work is.

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#9 posted 10-13-2018 01:47 AM

I love seeing your work you are an inspiration to me always. Keep creating beautiful work Dennis I know the hard work… love and devotion you put into your projects .. keep sharing it makes us all better knowing someone can create like you … hi Dan take care

-- Follow your passion, and success will follow you.

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#10 posted 10-13-2018 02:15 AM

Very nice Dennis. Good you cutting marquetry again.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#11 posted 10-13-2018 05:36 AM

очень красиво

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#12 posted 10-13-2018 09:47 AM


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#13 posted 10-13-2018 01:15 PM

WOW!! would ya look at that desk!
Beautiful work, inspires me to one day dip into marquetry.

-- Doug...

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#14 posted 10-13-2018 02:00 PM

impressive desk and just as impressive these panels JUST WOW you are a true master of your craft Dennis AMAZING GREAT JOB :<))))))) GRATZ TOP 3 should also get editors choice

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#15 posted 10-13-2018 02:15 PM

Those panels are beautiful, Dennis….The desk is amazing also….Your work is pristine…..I don’t think I’ve ever seen a piece like this before….You’re one of the finest craftsman I’ve ever seen…..Thanks for posting….!!

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....!!

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