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Project by Takara posted 531 days ago 1669 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I asked some friends on facebook what to do for my next marquetry project and a friend from high school suggested a hibiscus.

I found a coloring book page online and converted it to a marquetry pattern. This was my first somewhat difficult marquetry project.

I wanted to make the final hibiscus into a recipe stand for this friend and surprise her with it because I know she likes to cook but I also know she doesn’t have a lot of room in her kitchen to store a large recipe stand. My father helped with this design. I wanted something that could fold up small but still look nice when folded up. It needed to hold either recipe cards OR a cookbook. We used some cherry and walnut scraps from the shop. The groove that the board sits in is at 15 degrees approximately 1.5 inches back. I have since installed a magnet/washer to the inside to keep the board slightly more secure when flat. It is finished with 3 coats of wipe on poly since she will be using this in the kitchen.

Now just don’t tell her because I haven’t shipped it yet! Shh… it’s a secret!

-- Danielle - www.takarawoodentreasures.com





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shipwright

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#1 posted 531 days ago

Nice marquetry Danielle.
Very good fits and a step more difficult than your last.
Congratulations on a fine job and keep cutting and posting.

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

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WoodenFrog

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#2 posted 531 days ago

Very Beautiful! Great work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Ken90712

14878 posts in 1820 days


#3 posted 531 days ago

This is beautiful and very well designed. Great work and I’m sure your friend loves it. Great job.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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owennbw

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#4 posted 531 days ago

This looks fantastic. Thank you for the inspiration.

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 531 days ago

Very nice

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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stefang

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#6 posted 531 days ago

Your marquetry looks wonderful Danielle. I also fell for your recipe stand which lends itself to marquetry very well, and it is something every cook would find a convenience. A perfect project in every way!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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oakwood

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#7 posted 531 days ago

Very nice work. I see that you like to incorporate your marquetry into useful objects. Looking forward to future postings.

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LoganN

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#8 posted 531 days ago

I love this! Its a nice simple design with beautiful craftsmanship and marquetry.

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woodsmithshop

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#9 posted 530 days ago

that is too nice to store out of the way, it should be displayed 24/7

-- Smitty!!!

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Grumpymike

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#10 posted 530 days ago

Holy Cow! ... And when the master (Paul – Shipwright) speaks, what can the rest of us say?? ;-)
Beautiful piece, and your heart is in the right spot.
I’m looking forward to seeing more of your work.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 530 days ago

Nice work, Takara. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Woodenwizard

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#12 posted 530 days ago

Dani;

I think it is GREAT! but I might be a little bias.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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Fishinbo

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#13 posted 526 days ago

Wonderful and functional project. Great design and skills. Friend surely will be happy to have it.

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SamuelP

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#14 posted 349 days ago

I like this. Great detail.

-- -Sam - Tampa, FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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