|Project by Woodenwizard||posted 03-16-2013 11:50 PM||2726 views||17 times favorited||34 comments|
This is my first attempt at using marquetry on a piece of furniture. It took me longer than I expected but I wasn’t sure how to accomplish some of the items. I made this to replace a Wal-Mart set of plastic drawers in my office.
The case was made out of red oak plywood and the top and drawer fronts were veneered with walnut and some walnut burl. I enjoyed working with the burl as you look at the pattern you can often see animals or other creatures. I called this chasing cattails because I could see a bull dog behind the cattails in the burl. Can you see it?
The drawer fronts were done with a single sheet of walnut veneer. It was a challange to get the grain and the boarder to line up. But I think it was worth the effort.
The last picture is the plastic drawers that were replaced. I know it is difficult to tell the difference but I like the new drawers a tad better.
-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)