|Project by Thepps||posted 06-17-2008 04:12 PM||2209 views||13 times favorited||20 comments|
This is a christmas present I gave to my girlfriend (now wife) a few days before I proposed to her. This was my first time trying scrollsawn marquetry, but I think it turned out pretty well. (It’s not perfect) The box is made of walnut with maple splines. The rose consists of bloodwood for the petals, cherry for the stem and curly maple for the field. The black 3/16” border is dyed epoxy. The various parts of the rose were shaded using hot sand. I got the idea of the rose from a woodworking magazine a few years back. It was actually easier building this than I thought it would be.
-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL