I have a lot of patience in general but cutting the marquetry for this table made me seriously question how much I really had. All the marquetry and veneer work was cut out by hand. With a tool arsenal of a scalpel blade, two chisels and a pair of tweezers. The labyrinth pattern around the top is comprised of almost 650 pieces. At the center of the top is a 104-piece marquetry octahedron. I made a 48-piece radial pattern from quartered sawn maple to use in the field/background of the top. I did not want to use veneer with a strong, dominating wood grain figure. I wanted the attention to be on the marquetry. Here the way light reflects off the maple still makes an interesting background without overpowering the whole top.
Materials: Maple, Black Dyed Veneer and Various Marquetry Veneers.
- First Place, Veneer Tech Craftsman Challenge furniture category 2017
- Judges Award of Excellence, Northern Woods Exhibit 2017
- Excellence in Veneering, Northern Woods Exhibit 2017