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Project by Chris Davis posted 05-04-2011 03:20 PM 2583 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at Marquetry. Marquetry is pattern of inlaid veneers of wood, brass, ivory, etc., fitted together to form a picture or design. This was completed in March 2011. On this one the customer wanted a couple whales on the face of their murphy bed. I choose Quarter Sawn Walnut and Lacewood for the artwork and maple was used everywhere else.

I started out selling the customer on the idea of my Euro style. My supplier Create-a-bed came out with a new leg design. This would free up the face and make the “canvas” for the artwork more unobstructed. This style is more a modified Contempo style More details on the build can be found on the building blog: A Whale of a Time

Also want to thank some LJ friends that helped with advice on the forums and messages:
Lee A. Jesberger, mauibob, Zoli, drumpriest

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com.

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://www.wwbeds.com/#!current-projects/c3c1





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Moron

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#1 posted 05-04-2011 04:48 PM

b e a u t i f u l

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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RexMcKinnon

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#2 posted 05-04-2011 05:02 PM

Always love your work Chris. The marquetry just brings it to another level.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 05-04-2011 05:10 PM

You did a great job! Especially for your first time. Very nice Craftsmanship.

-- Dennis Zongker

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shipwright

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#4 posted 05-04-2011 05:17 PM

Very nice first effort Chris. The orcas look very lifelike. You can be an honorary Vancouver Canucks fan.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Chris Davis

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#5 posted 05-04-2011 05:58 PM

Not sure what a Canuck is but if you want me to I’ll be a fan.

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://www.wwbeds.com/#!current-projects/c3c1

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 05-04-2011 06:10 PM

Hey Chris,

You don’t want to be a Canuck…You want to be a Flyer’s Fan. LOL

Anyway, great job on the bed and inlay, and thank you for the mention.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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