|Project by martin007||posted 10-01-2012 03:12 PM||2006 views||4 times favorited||11 comments|
Here is a wall cabinet I made for my girlfriend to put near her sewing machine. She needed some storage for her bobbins, sewing thread , needles and other small stuff.
The birds are the rose-breasted grosbeak and the american goldfinch.
The wood is butternut and walnut. Pine was used for drawer sides. The wood used in the marquetry birds are (for what I can remember) maple, cherry, ebony, holy, bloodwood, Chakte-kok,Canarywood,yellowheart,Padauk,
The joinery and final smoothing was done with hand tools. The drawer recess for pulling the drawer were carved. The knobs were turned on the lathe. The double bevel technique was used for the marquetry cutting. The veneer for the marquetry was shop sawn to a thickness of 3/32. The birds were inserted into a butternut background 3/32. The door panel is composed of 3 layers; the front marquetry 3/32”, the back butternut panel 3/32” and a 1/8” plywood in between.
Here is some more detailed pictures
thanks for watching!
-- Martin, Gatineau, Québec