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Thick Veneer from France...and other places #6: Gold in the Garden

04-15-2017 01:02 AM by shipwright | 25 comments »

For the past few months I have been tracking down members of the Barberry family (Berberidaceae) for its amazing yellow wood. One member (Berberis vulgaris I think) was the material used for the yellow flowers in classic French marquetry.Anyway, last fall I was able to get a few small pieces of Agarita (Mahonia trifoliolata) from LJ Jerry (nubsnstubs) in Tucson and I used it in the marquetry I did over the winter. It was an amazing colour and just to top it off, it was luminescent under black light. The problem was that I was only able to get a small bit and wanted to find a better supply so I searched the internet and found one hardwood supplier that could supply me with some R...

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