Intarsia Rose

  • Advertise with us
Project by luv2learn posted 608 days ago 1457 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second attempt at Intarsia. Credit for the rose design goes to Judy Gale Roberts The rose petals are made from cedar and highlighted with cottonwood. The leaves are made from poplar, the stem and thorns from walnut. The finish is a couple of coats of high gloss lacquer. The overall piece is 20”x16 1/2”

This thing took forever to make because I wanted to try this art form with just the basic understanding of what Intarsia was. Other than the design, I wanted to figure out the various elevations of the individual pieces myself. I also wanted to experiment with the sanding, blending, fitting, and shaping of each piece. I was impressed with fellow LJ koryk’s idea of really enhancing the elevations of the various pieces to get a more three dimensional look to the finished product.

Now that I have struggled though two pieces without much instruction I will probably buy a book or two from the professionals and see how they do it :).

Thanks for looking!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

6 comments so far

View woodworm's profile


14124 posts in 2175 days

#1 posted 608 days ago

Very fine work – I like it.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

View Roger's profile


13953 posts in 1388 days

#2 posted 608 days ago

Really kool, and gr8 wood combo selections.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

View woodshaver's profile


2717 posts in 1937 days

#3 posted 608 days ago

I’m amazed at how 3D this looks. If I didn’t know better I would say you are working toward perfecting this art. Your rose has depth and it looks really nice! I’ll be watching for more of your beautiful work!


-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

View intarsia92's profile


88 posts in 701 days

#4 posted 607 days ago

You did a very nice job shaping the rose!! Good choice of woods.

-- Intarsia92

View Mauricio's profile


6732 posts in 1735 days

#5 posted 606 days ago

wow amazing work man!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

View Time2beupinAZ's profile


451 posts in 1546 days

#6 posted 605 days ago

That is great looking.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase