|Project by shipwright||posted 07-03-2012 11:29 PM||3944 views||7 times favorited||71 comments|
This is my first marquetry tray. You can only build so many boxes so I am branching out looking for new marquetry venues. A serving tray seemed to be a nice place to start. The design is my own and grew and changed quite a lot during construction. The motif itself is from the workbook that came with Patrick Edwards’ course.
The “music” motif is one, if you are following my projects, that I suggest you get used to for a bit. I originally cut it in “painting in wood “style for an elaborate table I’m working on but decided I didn’t like it with the birdseye maple background. .... Soooo … I cut it again in classic style giving me four identical motifs with different backgrounds. Then of course I changed my mind again and used the original one on the table. This tray represents the first iteration of the four “classic” cuts. I will try to vary the presentations to reduce the yawn factor but they will be showing up.
The basic tray is sawn (not bent) curly cherry and besides the marquetry it is trimmed out with Sapele pomele (background and handles), and holly (stringing) veneers and a strip of amaranth (purpleheart) to tie the rim back to the central medallion.
The finish is french polish.
Thanks for looking
Comments, questions and critiques are always welcome.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/